Just last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a discussion draft called the Chemicals in Commerce Act, in an attempt to “reform” the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). After an initial analysis of the bill from our policy experts, it became clear that the bill does more to create rollbacks favored by the chemical industry rather than protect public health from toxic chemicals. In the short period since the bill was introduced, the tide of public health opposition to the bill has rapidly grown.

In addition to providing an initial statement on the bill, we hosted a call featuring some of the country’s public health leaders. You can listen to their response to the Chemicals in Commerce Act here.

In time for tomorrow’s House Hearing on TSCA reform, dozens of health organizations sent the committee letters of opposition.

Read our Director’s blog on the bill: What are they thinking?

Opposition letters for the Chemicals in Commerce Act:

Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow

American Nurses Association/Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Asbestos Disease Awareness Association

BizNGO for safer chemicals and sustainable materials

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Blue Green Alliance

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Fund

Center for Environmental Health

Center for Science and Democracy – UCS

Companies for Safer Chemicals

Dignity Health

Environmental Justice and Health Alliance

Environmental Health Strategy Center

Health Care Without Harm

Healthy Legacy

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Moms Clean Air Force

National Medical Association

Physicians for Social Responsibility

SAFER States

Stupid Cancer

The Arc

United Steel Workers

Women’s Health Organizations (19 signers)