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 […]
Nearly 40% of cans from leading national retailers still contain BPA
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).
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.
Company’s efforts to move away from harmful chemicals must improve, say advocates at annual shareholder meeting
The EPA issued a Federal Register notice this morning regarding requirements for Confidential Business Information claims under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families congratulates Target on new chemical policy and goals, urges Amazon and other retailers to follow suit
Today Target announced a new chemical policy and goals. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ Mind the Store campaign has challenged Target and other retailers to develop comprehensive policies to eliminate and substitute toxic chemicals.
This week, under the newly reformed Toxics Substance Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed limits on the use of two common chemicals in paint removers—methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP).