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Church sets sights on healthy homes

By Becky Barclay
Published in News on May 25, 2014 1:50 AM

To help eliminate some of the many toxins that are in the environment, members of First African Baptist Church's health ministry are sponsoring a toxin-free event June 11.

It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, and it is free.

Representatives from Toxic Forensics out of Raleigh will be on hand to give those attending information about what kinds of toxins can be found in clothes, pillows, cushions on couches and throughout the house.

They will also give some instruction on how to make your own toxin-free cleaners. Those attending will be given samples to take home.

Representatives from MomsRising will also be at the event.

"It's a group of ladies who are interested in moms taking care of their children," event coordinator Ophelia White said. "They help moms and children to do those things that are healthy, as far as eating the right vegetables to using the right chemicals."

MomsRising takes on issues facing women, mothers and families by educating the public to achieve economic stability.

The toxin-free event is not just for adults, but for children, too. There will be a nursery for those 3 and younger. Children 4 and older will do a program with MomsRising.

Child care and dinner are also free.

"We are having this because we are concerned about the toxins in the area," Ms. White said.

If you are planning on attending, you must register by June 6 by calling Ms. White at 919-734-6043 or First African Baptist Church at 919-734-4935.