Now that the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill is on the President’s desk, it is a good time to reflect on what it represents and what’s next.
As you may have seen, the Senate did not vote on TSCA reform yesterday after all. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky objected to the procedure for a quick vote (known as “unanimous consent”). Because the Senate is in recess through next week, the maneuver delays a vote until at least the week of June 6. […]
A striking difference between the Senate and House bills is their length. But does a “comprehensive” bill necessarily mean a better chemical safety program?
Luckily, there are steps that pregnant women can take to avoid consuming more of these toxics than necessary.
Would you like a side of pesticide with your juicy apple? If 92% of conventionally grown apples contained 2 or more pesticide residues. Just how dirty is your food?
The House unveiled a new version of the TSCA Modernization Act (H.R. 2576) last week and it will be voted on by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee tomorrow. We’ve generally been positive about the direction of this effort, in spite of the problems in the original discussion draft for a few reasons: The […]
Did you know that every day you’re exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals? There are over 10,000 chemical ingredients, some of them known or suspected carcinogens, in soaps, shampoos, lotions, make-up and beauty products, and other personal care products.
Last week, members of the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition celebrated the more activist origins of Mothers Day by telling members of Congress that the best gift for moms (and the people who love them) would be to protect our families from toxic chemicals.
A new discussion draft of the TSCA Modernization Act was unveiled late yesterday by Chairman Shimkus (R-IL) with the imprimatur as well of Chairman Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Pallone (D-NJ), and Ranking Member Tonko (D-NY). The new draft is a significant step toward a version of TSCA reform that can enjoy broad support. It’s not […]
When our partners, Women’s Voices for the Earth, released product testing results of Procter & Gamble’s Always sanitary pads, the results were pretty shocking.