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Are Your Household Products Filled With Toxic Chemicals?

Join WCPP for a special screening of STINK at the Wellesley Public Library!! Learn what is inside your household products and the potential harm they could be doing!

Toxic Chemicals in Wellesley?  Come to April 5 Movie & Discussion

 

Toxins in Personal Care Products

 

Join us at this important April 5, 2017 movie screening at the Wellesley Library…

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (http://wcpponline.org/ ) and the Wellesley Free Library are jointly sponsoring a FREE screening and discussion of  “STINK” – the award-winning documentary the chemical industry doesn’t want you to see!!

After giving his daughters new pajamas for Christmas  and noticing a “foul smell” when opening the packages, father and filmmaker Jon Whelan began what The Boston Globe called “a Michael Moore-type investigation” to expose toxic chemicals in common household goods (e.g. “Axe” body spray, perfumes, shampoos, clothing, etc).

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Increases in incidence of diseases like cancer, reproductive problems, obesity and diabetes, parallels the growth hidden toxic chemicals in products in our homes!

Click here to watch a video trailer for STINK The Movie.

Come watch the movie and see for yourself:

What: Free screening and discussion of “STINK” (#StinkMovie)
When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7PM

Where:  Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

Click here for a flyer for this event.

 

Please spread the word @WCCPonline to your neighbors and friends on social media:

Fragrances’ Link to Cancer Movie – Join @WCCPonline on 4-5-17 @ 7PM Wellesley Free Library for #STINKTheMovie

 

 

Hope to see you on April 5!

Laughter: Best Medicine & Best Exercise

Are you feeling like you could use a little self-nourishment?

Gearing up for the Holidays and anticipating the busyness of the season? Come join us for an evening of self-care, self-nourishment and fun with Debbie Lyn Toomey who will help us all to enjoy ourselves through Laughter Yoga®!! Laughter is a wonderful way to naturally de-stress and heal our minds and bodies. Recent research has supported the power of laughter to help with stress, heart health, weight loss, relaxation, socialization and so much more.
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By joining us for this “Laughter Yoga®” class, not only will we learn about the benefits of laughing for our health but Debbie will lead us through 40 minutes of these exercises so that we can experience for ourselves their beneficial effects. You can leave the night feeling refreshed, reenergized and more ready for your week and the Holidays!

This class will be done sitting or standing. Bring an open mind and water and wear comfortable clothes. There will be extra water available and healthy snacks.
Laughter: Best Medicine & Best Exercise
November 15, 2016 7-8:15 PM
Wellesley Community Center, Henderson Hall
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Healthy Land

And oldy but a goodie…from Wellesley Weston Magazine, Summer 2013

W h e n  i t  c o m e s  t o  w a t e r  q u a l i t y,  a n  o u n c e  o f  p r e v e n t i o n
i s  w o rth a  p o u n d  o f  c u r e .

Over a hundred years ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote a letter posing a question still relevant today: “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” This naturalist foresaw the importance of protecting our earth to protect ourselves. Nothing speaks to the interdependence of nature and humans more than the water that sustains us. Do you know where your drinking water comes from? In Weston, more than 90 percent of residents get their water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) system that supplies 61 metropolitan Boston communities, 2.5 million people, and more than 5,500 large industrial users. Weston’s water originates in the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, Massachusetts and, through a series of intricate tunnels, makes its way to town. The remaining Weston residents get their water from private wells. The overwhelming majority of Wellesley’s drinking water comes from the town’s nine wells that tap into the Waban Brook and Rosemary Brook aquifers, with virtually all the rest purchased from the MWRA. A very small percentage of Wellesley residents depend on private wells for their water.

Full Article here Suneby-Healthy-land-water-people