Senator Frank Lautenberg was buried today at Arlington cemetery, closing a week of mourning and remembrance worthy of his long career in public service. I had the privilege of observing the Senator from a distance as a constituent when I was a young man and later to work closely with him and his staff after he returned to the Senate in 2002, mostly on the issue of chemical reform.
Who does your Senator turn to for children’s health advice?
Phthalates are insidious chemicals that are seemingly turning up everywhere. Research increasingly shows they can interfere with the production or activity of hormones in the human endocrine system. New research from the University of Texas School of Public Health says chemicals the industry adds to many consumer products isn’t just getting into some of our food, […]
With the elections behind us, it’s time to take stock of their meaning for our chemical reform effort. In short: things are looking bright. There will certainly be a debate in the full U.S. Senate and in statehouses around the country next year. We are in a good position to win that debate.
By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families I want to start by thanking everyone who called, emailed and watched your Senators before and during the hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act on November 17th. Your attention made a difference. It helped build our momentum and shaped the positive outcomes of the hearing. […]
Report Sheds Light on Chemicals in Oil Dispersants Originally posted last month by Earthjustice Development Writer David Lawlor. In coordination with Earthjustice we are posting as another example of the critical need for Congress to pass the Safe Chemical Act of 2011. Pop quiz: Nearly 2 million gallons of chemicals are about to be dumped into […]
Sarah Doll is the National Director at SAFER States. In Safer States’ August blog post, we take a look at recent toxics legislation. As legislative sessions around the country wrap up it’s a good time to take stock of the landscape. Even in the wake of federal struggles, economic concerns and industry backed opposition, states […]
Because current chemical laws are so outdated, the typical American is exposed to hundreds of chemicals from cleaning products, non-stick kitchen pans, stain resistant furniture and other products used every day. All this toxic exposure is linked to cancer, fertility problems and learning disabilities; health problems that could be avoided if better, federal chemical laws […]
I had the highest mercury of all the pregnant women tested. I was shocked that my levels were as high as they were. Turns out these chemicals are ubiquitous in the environment. As clean as I tried to be, it was not enough to protect my baby boy.