Tag Archives: Safe Chemicals Act

Moving to Safety First, for Our Children’s Health

Crossposted from Huffington Post When is a flame retardant not a flame retardant? When it is no more effective in retarding flames than, well, nothing. Since fire safety experts and government studies say that chemical flame retardants as they are used in many products are not effective, maybe we should stop calling them flame retardants. Recently nonprofits from seven [...]

Safe Chemicals Action Day: Call for ALL Candidates to Stand with Kids, Not the Chemical Lobby

Join people across the country for Safe Chemicals Action Day! Every day American families are exposed to toxic chemicals like lead, cadmium, and formaldehyde — often times through consumer products in our homes. Science shows links between toxic chemicals and childhood cancer, early puberty, infertility and learning and developmental disabilities. This is unacceptable. The chemical [...]

Victory + Next Steps: The Safe Chemicals Act Passes Committee

For the first time in over 30 years, Congress voted to update our outdated chemical safety laws.  In response to the growing number of parents, cancer survivors, doctors, nurses and concerned citizens who have become increasingly aware of the dangers of the toxic chemicals in our everyday products, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) [...]

This Fourth of July: Claim Your Independence from Toxics!

Before you head off to your 4th of July barbeque this year, take a moment to think about the complexity of the freedom of choice we have as consumers.  Most supermarkets and stores we shop at carry thousands of brands, thousands of choices of food, products, and more that we get to choose between.  Those [...]

Mrs. Brune Goes to Washington – My Story from the Stroller Brigade

Crossposted from Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog. On May 22nd, I traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Stroller Brigade for Safe Chemicals. It’s difficult to put into words how it felt to be surrounded by hundreds of other people (mothers, cancer survivors, nurses, steel workers) all fighting for healthier policies for [...]

Stand Up to Support the Safe Chemicals Act!

The mounting evidence can’t be denied: toxic chemicals we’re exposed to everyday can significantly increase the risk of developing a myriad of health problems including infertility, learning and developmental disabilities, and even cancer. Congress has an obligation to pass a law that will protect our families from harmful chemicals. Tell Congress: We’re tired of being [...]

NPR Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health

Are you still scratching your head about what TSCA reform is and why it’s important? Wondering how scientists determine the health effects of chemicals like PERC or perfluorinated compounds? Give a listen to this Living On Earth segment featuring Richard Denison. He does a fantastic job of explaining both the science and the politics in [...]

Victory: Sen. Feinstein to Cosponsor Safe Chemicals Act!

Exciting news! In response to requests from CEH and other health groups, Senator Dianne Feinstein agreed to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act. Thanks to all of you who participated in our advocacy efforts—whether you signed a letter, participated in a stroller brigade, or called her office directly. Your support kept the pressure on and amplified [...]

Be a Super Hero for Safer Chemicals on August 10th

Are you sick of trying to avoid the many products that contain chemicals that pose health hazards to your family?  Every week, we see another study linking chemicals in our homes, schools and workplaces to cancer, infertility, autism, developmental disorders, and more.  Toxic chemicals in plastics, hazardous flame retardants in baby products, hormone-disrupting chemicals in [...]