Nothing is more important to me than my daughter's safety. Unfortunately, I am not always aware of potential dangers, like harmful chemicals and toxins in everyday household items. That's why I'm supporting the passage of House Bill 1294, the Toxic Free Kids and Families Act. This bill bans two harmful chemicals currently used as flame retardant in products like bedding, car seats and changing tablepads. These chemicals, TCEP and TDCPP, increase cancer risk and have been linked to reproductive damage later in life. Developing children are most at risk of lifelong damage because they ingest the chemicals as they are released from foam and land on things as dust. It makes no sense to manufacture products meant for children that put their health at risk. We are counting on our government to help keep the next generation of Washingtonians safe. That's why I hope our legislature will stand up to powerful chemical companies that I believe want to put profits ahead of the needs of Washington's kids. With alternatives already available, there's no reason these chemicals should remain and continue to cause harm to our most vulnerable citizens. I hope our legislators will do the right thing and pass the Toxic Free Kids and Families Act. Don't let chemical companies get the best of our kids.