We lost a dear friend, colleague, and extraordinary public health champion this past weekend. Andy Igrejas was all of the above and more, and we’ll miss him greatly. Over these last dozen years, he founded Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and led us in an ambitious marathon of a national campaign that resulted in the first major update to our broken chemical safety law, the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), in forty years.
For many states across the country, the 2019 legislative session has come to a close. And congratulations are in order for legislators and organizations across the country who have spearheaded the fight for new state laws to protect us from toxic chemicals!
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.— Today, advocates and consumers will attend the TJX annual shareholder meeting to ask the retailer to improve its efforts to tackle toxic chemicals. TJX is the owner of Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Goods.
Today the Retail Leadership Council (RLC) of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) issued a new statement developed by major retailers calling on chemical companies and suppliers to develop safer alternatives for flame retardants, plasticizers, water and stain repellents, and other chemicals in products sold at retail.
We joined our DC-based colleagues from a number of partner organizations to accompany 29 people from affected communities in 16 states to meetings with nearly 100 Congressional offices in support of legislation to address the PFAS crisis.