Weleda is sponsoring the Women’s Environmental Network’s (WEN) first Green Baby Day on 14 June – a day of action calling for a sustainable and toxic-free future for babies and children, their parents and carers.

Designed to provide information to help families make healthy, eco-friendly and affordable choices and minimize exposure to harmful chemicals, the day will focus on the need to ensure effective chemicals regulation to protect current and future generations, especially post Brexit.

There will be a free online discussion – Why should we be talking about harmful chemicals? covering concerns around toxic chemicals in everyday products and how to reduce exposure. Taking place from 1-2pm, guest speakers will be Charlotte Brody, national director for Healthy Babies Bright Futures and vice president for health initiatives of the BlueGreen Alliance, WEN expert scientific researcher Helen Lynn, and Weleda’s skincare expert Elizabeth King.

The children of tomorrow have the right to a clean and sustainable environment to grow and develop

“Post Brexit, the transposition from the gold standard European chemicals regulation REACH means many of the safeguards in place to protect health and environment are up for discussion,” explains Green Baby campaigner Helen Lynn. “England and the citizens of the devolved governments deserve a strong UK REACH, and we need to let our politicians know this.”

Linda Tai, WEN’s Green Baby campaign manager, is calling for safer chemicals regulation so parents and carers can ‘exercise their right to a healthy environment’ in which to bring up their children. “The children of tomorrow have the right to a clean and sustainable environment to grow and develop,” she asserts.

For more details about Green Baby Day and how to get involved, visit: https://www.wen.org.uk/greenbabyday.