Congress voted to pass a package of legislation that authorizes $170 million to respond to the Flint water crisis, with additional resources to address the national problem of lead exposure.
A group of concerned parents, other consumers and Conservation Voters for Idaho gathered with signs in front of Albertsons’ headquarters in Boise before delivering 125,000 petition signatures to Albertsons demanding an end to the use of BPA in its food packaging.
I don’t believe in “Always” or “Never,” and certainly not scare-tactic click bait headlines that throw parents into a panic. But as a parent concerned about the cumulative effects of toxic chemicals on my children’s health, I do believe in trying to do better.
What’s scarier than the pint-sized vampires, mummies and ghosts who will roam the streets this Halloween? The toxic chemicals that can be found in many Halloween products on store shelves.
A team of amazing kids battle lead contamination
Today EPA identified five chemicals that will receive “expedited action” under the new Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.
Each October, companies from the NFL to KFC use Breast Cancer Awareness Month to engage in “pinkwashing.” Happily, this October, there’s a Breast Cancer Awareness month promotion I can get behind.
Wednesday night, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a wide margin.
Quite frankly, the stories from Flint are hard to hear. It’s outrageous that families in Flint are charged some of the highest water bills in the nation for water that they can’t use. It’s unthinkable to most that the lead contamination crisis that began in Flint more than two years ago has not been “solved” by now. It’s unconscionable that Flint families are in the third year of being unable to turn on the faucet and get a drink of water.
EPA’s first major decision under the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform law is the choice of which chemicals to review first. The law requires that the agency choose at least ten chemicals from its existing Work Plan list within 180 days of enactment.