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How To Set Up a Safe Work Station at Home During the Shutdown

From the article by Theodora Scarato of Environmental Health Trust - EHTrust.org  Step By Step: How To Set Up A Safe Computer Workstation For Your Child During COVID-19
Environmental Health Trust (EHT) has created this resource on how to set up a low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace for all the families setting up telework for themselves and their children now doing school online at home.  

With Covid-19 rapidly spreading around the globe, families are sheltering in place and setting up telework and education at home. People are on screens more than ever before. Thus, it is more important than ever to take care of our eyes and health by reducing electromagnetic exposures. 

EHT has created this resource on how to set up a low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace so that your workstation is as healthy as possible. 

Cell phones, computers, and all the wireless screens now ubiquitous in our lives create electromagnetic (EMF) exposures from both the wireless networks and the electrical systems they use. Medical organizations and hundreds of scientists recommend reducing these wireless radiation and EMF exposures. In addition, screens have very high levels of harmful blue light, also a type of electromagnetic radiation and blue light can damage our sleep and risk irreversible eye damage, especially for children. 

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How to Set Up a Safe Computer Workstation For Your Child During COVID-19

Based on the article by Environmental Health Trust.

EHT has created this resource on how to set up a low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace for all the families setting up telework for themselves and their children now doing school online at home. 

With Covid-19 rapidly spreading around the globe, families are sheltering in place and setting up telework and education at home. People are on screens more than ever before. Thus it is more important than ever to take care of our eyes and health by reducing electromagnetic exposures. Environmental Health groups are sharing strategies for safer tech use for kids at home.

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Our Family's Quest for True Health

Reprinted with permission by Jill Carlson, Renewable Farming LLC

Our family’s health crises over the years spurred us to look outside the box. We listened to many voices and finally found the one, true basic answer: Food is our best medicine.

Jill is the author of four books and grandmother to seven grandchildren. She's active here at Renewable Farming, where our three-generation mission is encouraging farmers to raise health-giving food and keep their own families healthy.

Food: My Best Medicine

All my life I’ve searched for good food…really good food.

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Connecting with our Sisters

Our Sister Organization, Holistic Moms Network (HMN), has invited Moms Across America moms to connect with Holistic Moms Network Moms online in the next 6 events starting tomorrow! How lovely! The first one is about organic gardening! Yeah!

It's a great time to connect with others and get to know more people in our local area, even if we can't meet in person. We encourage you to join in on any of these Facebook Lives, hosted by HMN moms from all across the country. Later, when we are all out and about again, make sure to connect in person at one of their 90 chapter meetings, share ideas, support each other and create healthy communities together!

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URGENT ALERT! Support Small Farmers Impacted by CoVid 19 Cancellations!

Moms Across America is committed to creating healthy communities. A healthy community includes access to locally grown organic food and thriving small farmers. The current shutdown has caused cancellations of school and restaurant orders and closure of farmers markets across the country. Many small farmers have had all or nearly all of their income disappear. In addition, many of their workers or volunteers cannot come to their farm and harvest their crops, so crops are rotting in the fields. This situation is dire for small farmers that we depend on for healthy food and healthy communities. We must support them in this time of need!

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Three Ways Our Government is Harming Us During the Pandemic

At Moms Across America we are careful to focus on the issues and not personalities or politicians, no matter what the party. Recent discoveries of policy changes have us compelled to discuss both. When any politician, regulatory agency, or manufacturer takes action that impacts the health of our families and communities, we must speak up and hold them accountable.

Trump was clear from the beginning that he would “drain the swamp.” Many Americans thought that meant eliminating the politicians that drive the corruption and heavy-handed government restrictions on their everyday lives. They hoped they would regain many personal freedoms that they felt were being restricted. 

 

FOOD SAFETY

These times bring a new understanding. We have received documentation that the USDA program inspectors have been instructed to no longer regulate genetically modified foods, including meat, poultry, and egg products. The order reads, “IPP (Inspection Program Personnel at the USDA) are not to verify whether establishments meet labeling requirements related to the NBFDS (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standards).” The order stands for a full year and states that January 1, 2022, the Agricultural Marketing Service, instead of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS,) will enforce compliance with NBFDS. 


Until then, FSIS not regulating meat and eggs for genetically modified foods in any way. The document states that the FSIS will issue instructions of labels “in the future, if necessary.” Additionally the FDA has ceased food inspections which includes all other genetically modified foods.

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What We Can Do To Keep America Strong

stock-market-crash-XHAWUP4.jpgWe are getting plenty of advice from news stations to keep washing our hands and practice social distancing. These two actions will help to prevent the spread of CoVid 19, however, they will not directly prevent the side effect of the pandemic, which is the crashing of our economy. The impact we could be facing in the next few months from the loss of jobs, stock sell-off, and closed businesses, if we are not responsible, could lead to more deaths and homelessness than we can imagine.

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Trump Overturns GMO Regulation During Pandemic

Press Release
Contact Debbie Luican
press@momsacrossamerica.org

Mission Viejo, CA, March 28, 2020 -  Moms Across America has received documentation from a supporter showing that the USDA program inspectors have been instructed to no longer regulate genetically modified organisms (GMO) in foods, including meat and egg products. The order reads,IPP (inspection program personnel at the USDA) are not to verify whether establishments meet labeling requirements related to the NBFDS (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standards).” The order states that January 1, 2022, the Agricultural Marketing Service will enforce compliance with NBFDS. 

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Guaranteed GOOD MOOD Booster

Fearful? Stressed? Anxious?

Listen to Mom.

  • TURN OFF THE TV.
  • Put down your phone.
  • Take a moment to read some GOOD NEWS about GOOD DEEDS and...
  • Breathe....

All across the country and around the world people are stepping up during this time of stress and fear and are blowing our minds with kindness. Last week we featured the creative generosity of people mostly in Europe - in Italy and Spain. This week we gathered together stories from right here in the Good ol’ US of A. 

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Call to Action! Protect our Children in Schools!

CALL TO ACTION!

Governor Newsom: Please Do Not Deploy 5G / Wireless Installations in Our Schools During Quarantine!  

 

Dear Californians and Friends of Californians,

On Thursday, March 19th, Governor Newsom announced his intention to expand the deployment of wireless infrastructure in schools during the COVID-19 quarantine. We understand this is during a time when there will be the least resistance to this harmful technology. While we all appreciate Governor Newsom’s leadership regarding COVID-19, deploying further wireless infrastructure in our schools and neighborhoods, especially at this time, is taking the wrong path.

 

Children’s Health Defense, together with Moms Across America and 5G Free California, is launching a campaign to have Governor Newsom reconsider his decision and to encourage him to take leadership in protecting the health of our children from the proven harms of wireless radiation and to lead the way with safer and faster-wired technology.  

As reported by the LA Times:

“With schools closed across the state and teachers struggling to implement online and alternative learning programs, the governor also asked for an expansion of technology investments for schools, an increase in Title I funding for schools with a high concentration of poverty, broadband internet upgrades, grants for teachers to adapt to digital-age instruction…”

Newsom's full letter to the President here.

 

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