Policy & Regulation
Our coalition is working to repair our broken chemical policy system to protect against toxic chemical exposures.
Environmental health coalition disappointed by polluter-friendly rules The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final rules today that establish the framework for implementation of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Government Affairs Director Liz Hitchcock issued the following statement in response: “We are profoundly disappointed that the rules issued today depart dramatically […]
Today we were joined by two dozen of our coalition partners in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt about one of his new hires—a chemical industry advocate who got one of the top spots in the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
This week EPA held a listening session to consider repealing, replacing or modifying rules that protect kids from lead. Maureen Swanson, Director of Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Healthy Children Project delivered the following statement.
Toxic flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) has been used in foam building insulation for years. A new estimate finds about 99 million pounds of it have been used in the U.S. It’s time for EPA to decide whether HBCD poses an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment.
New research shows increased imports of dangerous chemicals groups call on EPA for action to protect Americans from ten highly toxic chemicals
New research shows increased imports of dangerous chemicals. Groups call on EPA for action to protect Americans from ten highly toxic chemicals.
Broad coalition of public health and environmental organizations support EPA proposed ban on cancer-causing chemical
EPA considers first ban on toxic chemical in decades
Today, three public health groups asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to protect the health of all Americans and the environment from ten highly toxic chemicals that they concluded pose an unreasonable risk to human health and the environment. These are the first ten chemicals to be evaluated under the recently strengthened federal chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
This year, a great group of public health advocates and chemical industry lobbyists were thanked for spending our Valentine’s Day talking about chemicals with the EPA staff.
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families responds to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency public meeting on new chemicals law
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held the first public meeting under the new Administration to discuss implementing the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.
Under the newly reformed Toxics Substance Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed limits on the use of two common chemicals in paint strippers. Your voice can help make sure the final regulations are strong.