Quite frankly, the stories from Flint are hard to hear. It’s outrageous that families in Flint are charged some of the highest water bills in the nation for water that they can’t use. It’s unthinkable to most that the lead contamination crisis that began in Flint more than two years ago has not been “solved” by now. It’s unconscionable that Flint families are in the third year of being unable to turn on the faucet and get a drink of water.
I have some exciting news! Since we launched the Mind the Store campaign nearly two years ago, we’ve been calling on the nation’s biggest retailers to get serious about toxic chemicals in their products. Last year we challenged Walgreens, the nation’s #1 pharmacy chain, to adopt a comprehensive chemicals policy. Guess what? They are listening […]
By Jeannine and Hana Sato I’ve been a member of MomsRising North Carolina since 2008. Toxic reform is one of our top issues, but I have previously been focused on other areas. After hearing Lindsay Dahl speak at a Toxic Free North Carolina meeting in Durham, last year, I was shocked, then stunned, then angry […]
As a pediatrician, I recognize this issue is vast. We’re exposed to chemicals in our products, homes, places of work and in our communities and we need a strong federal system that takes into account all of these exposures and adequately protects our children.
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 […]
This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post, November 17, 2010. By Andy Igrejas Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition I’ll be the first to admit it: I live in Washington, D.C., and I spend a lot of time talking to inside-the-beltway types about what Congress will and will not do. It’s easy to […]