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Alba turns activist

Actor Jessica Alba, who is expecting her second child, will head to Washington..

entertainment Updated: May 26, 2011 01:42 IST

Actor Jessica Alba, who is expecting her second child, will head to Washington soon to urge members of the US Congress to introduce a new law limiting toxic chemicals in baby products.



The

Fantastic Four

star first became aware of the potentially harmful chemicals used in everyday items when she was preparing to give birth to her first child Honor in 2008, reports

torontosun.com

. “When I was pregnant with Honor, I did this research and found that all these products that are in and around our kids have toxic chemicals in them, and are causing unnecessary harm on our families,” said Alba, who has joined hands with an organisation Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, and is joining fellow campaigners at a rally in Washington to pressure lawmakers into taking action. “We’re trying to get Congress to have toxic chemical reform,” she said.