Policy & Regulation
Our coalition is working to repair our broken chemical policy system to protect against toxic chemical exposures.
Companies Report Thousands of Uses of Toxic Chemicals Under Washington State Law
The words “Fast Track” keep appearing on my computer screen. Facebook, Twitter, news stories. I assumed at first it was a hot new fitness routine, turns out is a bill moving through Congress that affects everyone in this country and although obscure, highly important. Our coalition recently signed in on opposition to the Fast Track […]
By Sarah Doll, National Director of Safer States Thank goodness for the states. This year, at least 33 states—more than half the nation—will stand up as defenders of public health. They are taking the toxic bull by the horns and consider policies addressing the untested and toxic chemicals in everyday products. Many toys, clothes, bedding, […]
It was back in 2008 when I was sitting in a café, not to far from the Minnesota state capitol that I heard about the veto. Governor Tim Pawlenty had just vetoed two bills our coalition hard worked hard to garner bi-partisan support for. One of the bills he vetoed was a ban on certain […]
A new study released today in Environmental Health Perspectives documents that Americans’ exposure to a class of toxic chemicals, called phthalates, has dropped in part due to a 2008 law passed by Congress.
The horizon looks a little more bright when it comes to furniture free of flame-retardants due to a new California standard. Rest assured, our work is still cut out for us on this issue, the buck doesn’t stop here.
Who knew that something as simple as washing your hands could be contentious? Triclosan, a chemical [a pesticide] is commonly used in anti-bacterial soaps, and has been under scrutiny from the public health and environmental community for it’s negative health and environmental impacts. The FDA recently announced that they would – finally – regulate the […]
On May 22nd, Senators Lautenberg and Vitter introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) S.1009. The bi-partisan legislation raised hopes that reform could pass in this Congress. But the true measure of reform is in its content, not in its bipartisanship. As drafted, the CSIA would not deliver the critical elements of meaningful public health and environmental protection.
When Safer Chemicals Healthy Families held our Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals in Washington DC, we brought hundreds of parents, kids, educators, environmental justice leaders and health care professionals to Capitol Hill to put a human face on the need for reform of the 37 year old Toxic Substances Control Act.
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families asks Congress to focus on protecting public health from toxic chemicals.