Two weeks ago, an expected milestone of sorts in the debate over chemical policy seemed to turn abruptly into a headstone. Senators Vitter and Udall were expected to release a revised version of their Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) that responded to many of the concerns of health and environment leaders from across the country.
We were fortunate to have a great group of health partners who came to DC to join us in meetings on Capitol Hill last week.
Before moving here, I shared the romantic vision that Alaska was a remote and pristine place. It was surprising to learn that Alaska–and the Arctic region–is actually the home of some of the most contaminated people on the planet.
26 States to Consider Toxic Chemicals Legislation in 2013 The following post was originally published at Safer States. By Sarah Doll, National Director for Safer States Despite intense industry opposition and Congressional inaction, state governments continue to defend the public from toxic chemical exposure. Each year, state legislatures continue to prove that they are the […]
Exposure to PCBs in Schools can Impact Your Child’s Ability to Learn By Lois Gibbs, Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice Was your child’s school built before 1979? It’s worth it to take a moment and find out! If so, a group of chemicals called PCBs may be lurking in the […]
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. […]
By Gary Cohen, Founder and President, Health Care Without Harm Since the time of the industrial revolution in Europe, our planet has been bombarded with chemicals in increasing quantities. In that approximate 200 year period, chemical contamination has enveloped most of the planet, as these substances are carried through media that know few boundaries—mostly air […]
Join moms in your state to show support for a toxic-free future! Moms across the country will be participating in local events to ask their Members of Congress to be leaders in protecting American families from toxic chemicals.
A new report from SAFER States and the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition shows that states aren’t waiting for Congress to take action on toxic chemicals—they are taking matters into their own hands. Titled Healthy States: Protecting Families From Toxic Chemicals While Congress Lags Behind, the new report asserts that three factors are driving state […]
By Andy IgrejasDirector, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition Now that the election results are finally in and we know that Republicans have taken over the House, it's easy to assume that the largely Democratic-lead efforts in Congress to reform our nation's failing chemicals policy are doomed. I am happy to report that they're not. Understanding […]