ADAO congratulates Canada on comprehensive asbestos ban by 2018, sees this as opportunity for U.S. to swiftly follow suit
A major producer and consumer of asbestos for decades, Canada now becomes the leader in movement for an asbestos-free North America.
Today, more than 125 organizations sent a letter to House and Senate committee leaders spelling out in detail how the “best of both” TSCA bills emerging from the House and Senate could be combined. The groups said they would support a final bill that reflected the recommendations in the letter.
Two weeks ago, an expected milestone of sorts in the debate over chemical policy seemed to turn abruptly into a headstone. Senators Vitter and Udall were expected to release a revised version of their Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) that responded to many of the concerns of health and environment leaders from across the country.
The Protecting American Families from Toxic Chemicals Act would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and phase out PBTs from commerce within the next five years.
Every year, millions of U.S. workers are exposed to substances which animal studies and human tragedies have shown are carcinogens. Unfortunately, of those chemicals manufactured or processed in the U.S., less than two percent have been tested for carcinogenicity. This is particularly alarming since, based on data relied upon by the Centers for Disease Control […]
When TSCA was passed into law 37 years ago, it’s intent was to regulate toxic substances, but the bill was so fundamentally flawed, that EPA has little to no power to protect public health from toxic threats, like asbestos.
Every day nearly 30 Americans die from a preventable asbestos-caused disease, yet asbestos is still prevalent in many homes, schools, workplaces, and in our environment. To continue momentum for the passage of the Safe Chemicals Act, ADAO urges you to participate in Asbestos Awareness Week on April 1-7 to raise awareness and help to shape policy.
By Linda Reinstein, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Co-Founder Picture: Linda with her daughter and husband Alan. The time is now for the Senate to unanimously support the passage of the Safe Chemicals Act (S.847). We need to do more to protect our children from BPAs, fire retardants and other dangerous toxins in our world. […]
Listen to the teleconference: Toxic Chemicals and The Rise of Childhood Cancer: What’s the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/audio/cancer-tele-26jan11.mp3 Since 1975 cancer in American children has increased, especially childhood leukemia and brain cancer. Meanwhile, 80,000 chemicals have been produced in the U.S. to create commonly-used products, which include known carcinogens such as asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, trichloroethylene, and […]
From Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Campaign Director This week and last, our coalition partners pulled together to send thousands of letters to Congress, in anticipation of expected Congressional action to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). I continue to be inspired by how fired up people are on our issue, and the diversity […]