Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Yesterday draft legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was circulated after several months of negotiations between the House and Senate. Representatives Pallone and Tonko, the Ranking Members for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the relevant subcommittee also announced they were no longer in the final negotiations. In response, Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, released the following statement.
New report reveals toxic phthalates “everywhere.” Used in products from 3M, Hallmark Cards, The Gap, Sherwin-Williams Company, True Value, and More
Two out of three food cans tested have toxic BPA in the linings, new report says. Nearly 200 cans analyzed from Campbell’s, Del Monte, General Mills, Kroger, Albertsons and more tested. Report, infographic, B-roll, & social media graphics available at www.ToxicFoodCans.org.
“Though improved, the legislation still has major problems,” said Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a 450 member coalition dedicated to TSCA reform.
Health Advocates Pleased with Steps to Avoid Chemicals Found in Reprocessed Plastic
Just hours before planned events at Macy’s stores in ten states calling attention to the retailer’s sale of some furniture products containing toxic flame retardant chemicals, the retailer announced it would end the practice. Mind the Store campaign advocates hailed it as a victory for consumers’ health and the environment.
Menards, confirmed to a major news outlet that it was joining Home Depot and Lowes in pledging to stop sales of vinyl flooring containing toxic phthalates by the end of the year.
Retail chain joins The Home Depot in eliminating harmful chemicals, while Lumber Liquidators, Ace Hardware and Menards lag behind