This week EPA held a listening session to consider repealing, replacing or modifying rules that protect kids from lead. Maureen Swanson, Director of Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Healthy Children Project delivered the following statement.
A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and even “trick or treat” bags. Dangerous chemicals like phthalates, flame retardants, vinyl (PVC) plastic, organotins, and even lead – all of which are on our Hazardous 100+ list.
Last week we tackled this very question at a Safer Chemicals Small Business Forum in Orlando, Florida. Shane Shirley-Smith, a small business owner, and valued Safer Chemicals Blogger, hosted an incredibly successful event with over two-dozen small business owners from across the state of Florida. What did we learn from the business owners? We learned […]
CONGRESS CONSIDERING NEW LAW – Seeking protection from toxic chemicals By Linda Modenbach, president of the Learning Disabilities Association of Oklahoma, which provides support and services to people with learning disabilities, as well as their families, educators and health care providers (originally posted in the Oklahoman on Saturday, November 19, 2011 Edition: DRIVE, Section: OPINION, Page 11A.) I admit that I […]
It’s been almost fourth months since I traveled to Washington D.C. and I have to admit it is still surreal that I stood in the U.S. Capitol, surrounded by cameras, TV reporters, actress Jessica Alba, Senators and moms from across the country. As an Arkansas educator, it’s not every day you get to spend time […]
One of the least-known casualties of the recent East Coast Snowmaggedon was a cancelled Congressional hearing called by Congressman Bobby Rush to focus on Persistent, Bioaccumulative Toxins (or PBTs). We hope it’s rescheduled soon because, for those advocating for chemical policy reform, PBTs are the equivalent of the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Congress is expected to introduce […]