Washington, DC – The nation’s number three health care company, Kaiser Permanente, today announced it will effectively ban controversial chemical flame retardants from the furniture it buys for its hundreds of facilities across the country. Kaiser is the first health system in the nation to take this step, throwing $30 million in annual purchasing power […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2014 Washington, DC – A new peer reviewed study published in Environmental Health Perspectives has identified 17 high-priority chemicals women should avoid in order to reduce such risk and demonstrates how their presence can be detected. The study was authored by scientists at the Silent Spring Institute. The study comes […]
House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today unveiled a redraft of legislation purporting to modernize the nation’s outdated chemical laws. The previous draft has been criticized by public health and environment groups for rolling back some of the few protections provided by current law.
Actions take place across the country as consumer challenge to retailers escalates
Thousands spurred to action across the country
HealthyStuff.org announces March Badness tournament to determine the MTP – Most Toxic Product
Representative Shimkus (R-IL), the Chairman of the Environment and Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unveiled legislation titled the “Chemicals in Commerce Act” that would update the 37 year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Move Will Help Shift Global Market to Safer Products
Companies Report Thousands of Uses of Toxic Chemicals Under Washington State Law
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.