These hazardous substances are not regulated under current federal chemicals policy — the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. However, the pending “Safe Chemicals Act of 2011” would overhaul this law and ensure that these toxic chemicals were phased out and replaced with safe alternatives.
New Economic Analysis Shows Federal Chemical Policy Reform Would Promote Innovation and Jobs
American Academy Of Pediatrics Joins Debate over Chemicals; Doctors Group Contradicts Chemical Industry on Provisions of Reform
The Academy is a welcome addition to the debate over federal reform. It both adds urgency to the cause of reform and reminds that the details of reform matter.
“Safe Chemicals Act of 2011” Introduced Today Legislation Would Protect American Families from Toxic Chemicals
Signaling their clear intention to protect families from toxic chemicals linked to serious health problems, Senators Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Amy Klobuchar, Charles Schumer and others today introduced legislation to upgrade America’s outdated system for managing chemical safety.
In this unprecedented human study, researchers discovered an average drop of 60 percent in BPA levels when study participants ate a diet that avoided contact with BPA-containing food packaging.
Congress Gears Up Debate Over 35 Year-Old Chemical Law – Broad Coalition Urges Public Health Approach
This Thursday, Feb. 3 Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) will reopen the debate over updating the 35 year-old law that governs federal chemicals policy by holding a hearing with key public health and industry experts.
Listen to the teleconference with professors, parents and our own Andy Igrejas of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
30 States Nationwide to Announce Upcoming Bills to Protect Kids and Families from Toxic Chemicals on Wed. Jan 19
States Attempt to Minimize Public Health Impact Of Dangerous Chemicals As Congress Lags Behind
Virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products.
New Study Finds Hormone-Disrupting Chemical BPA on 95% of Dollar Bills Tested – Receipts Probable Source
“Our findings demonstrate that BPA cannot be avoided, even by the most conscious consumer,” said Erika Schreder, Staff Scientist at the Washington Toxics Coalition and lead author of the report.