Moms, Cancer Survivors, Highlight Science Showing Early Origins of Disease from Toxic Chemicals
American Chemistry Council Challenged to Repudiate Unethical Members; Letter to Cal Dooley Asks for Expulsion of Companies Implicated in Chicago Tribune Investigation “Responsible Care” Code Is Supposedly Mandatory for ACC Members Washington, DC – Today Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families called on ACC President Cal Dooley to expel three flame retardant manufacturers whose deeply unethical practices […]
This week’s Chicago Tribune investigative series on flame retardant chemicals revealed deeply disturbing practices at the heart of the chemical industry.
Highlights the Importance of Independent Government Science and Condemns Industry Lobbying and Manipulation
The American Chemical Council (ACC), the largest trade group for chemical manufacturers such as Dow and Exxon Mobil, has launched an unusual new ad campaign in support of key members of Congress, prompting concern that the ads are a reward for blocking new consumer safeguards pending in Congress.
Today, the Centers for Disease Control updated its estimate of autism incidence in this country to an eye-popping 1 in 88 (from 1 in 110). While the exact causes of autism remain unknown there is substantial evidence implicating environmental contaminants including chemicals.
State law in Maine triggers new reporting, which identifies for the first time more than 650 brand name products that contain two hormone-disrupting toxic chemicals.
Senator Lautenberg and Senator Inhofe deserve enormous credit for the dialogue they have undertaken on reform over the last several months and the rare bipartisan atmosphere it has created for this issue on Capitol Hill.
This represents only a small step toward ensuring chemical safety. The necessary review and prioritization of tens of thousands of existing chemicals for safety assessments and risk management can only be achieved through fundamental reform of TSCA.
The moms are supported by the American Nurses Association and other health organizations in a “National Day of Action” and by Actress Jessica Alba, herself a mother expecting her second child this month.