Federal reform of our broken national toxics law may be decades overdue, but our friends at States say at least 28 states will propose policies in the next year to reduce exposures to untested and toxic chemicals in consumer products.
BPA and other toxins that can be found in our food and products are at levels dangerous enough to be concerned with and we need to encourage companies to ditch the chemicals and toxins in our products.
We’ve been educating the public about the concerning health effects of BPA for a while now; just this week three new studies have raised further concerns about the safety of the chemical and its replacement BPS. Without federal laws determining which chemicals are safe, and sending a clear message to the marketplace that equally unsafe replacement chemicals and materials won’t be tolerated, this concept of the “toxic treadmill” will continue.
By Maureen Swanson, Learning Disabilities Association of America Walgreens is pretty amazing. A little over a decade ago, the national drug store chain overhauled the way they hire, train, and retain employees. Walgreens initiated a program to hire people with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities that involved major changes to their company processes, practices and […]
Tackling part of the obesity epidemic through better chemical regulation We are hearing a lot about obesity these days. More people are obese than ever—one-third of American children and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. The American Medical Association has declared that obesity is now a disease. While some disagree with the designation of […]
Originally published by the Huffington Post. By Andy Igrejas, National Campaign Director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition of nearly 300 environmental health groups working to overhaul our failed federal chemicals policy. A fight that has been raging in state legislatures, corporate boardrooms, scientific journals and a shopping aisle near you for a decade […]
It began with a phone call between two sisters. Who then called two friends, who called their friends. And so on. At first blush, it doesn't seem possible that virtually the entire U.S. baby bottle supply – millions of bottles – could be completely reconfigured within two years by a modern day "telephone game" played […]
BPA is a very common chemical found in plastics, food and beverage can linings, and other consumer products. BPA is one of the highest volume chemicals produced in the world; according to the Centers for Disease Control, 93% of us have it in our bodies. BPA mimics estrogen and, in animal studies, researchers have linked […]
Originally published by Environmental Defense Fund, January 19, 2011. by Jennifer McPartland, Ph.D., Health Scientist. My colleague Richard Denison at EDF ended his last blog post asking, "The new study [Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women in the US: NHANES 2003-2004] leaves me with one question: How many more such wake-up calls do we need before […]
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is rooted in facts and hard numbers: from scientific studies that indicate a link between toxic chemicals and harmful diseases and health disorders, to the Congressional co-sponsors we need to pass TSCA reform, to the sheer number of people who support our platform. But the truth is that the […]