For many families, dollar stores are the only source of their household necessities, including food, children’s toys, and clothing. However, these cheap products do not come without a more significant cost. Despite low prices, dollar stores are selling products with high levels of toxicity
Green and Prosperous began as a vehicle for getting the word out about how toxic chemicals are routinely used in the products we buy. The Little Guidebook for Green Moms and Dads is the first ebook in a series of “Green Guidebooks” published by Kelly Pemberton.
H.R. 2576, which passed the House on June 23, retains section 5 in its current form. S. 697, reported out of committee on April 28, would rewrite section 5. Once the Senate acts on TSCA reform, the process of reconciling the two bills will begin. How critical are the Senate’s new chemical provisions in enhancing TSCA’s public health protections? And how much weight they should receive in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the two bills?
Our coalition partners at the Center for Environmental Health just released an amazing report on flame retardants in the office and easy ways to avoid them. We figured you might have some questions, so we have provided an easy guide to understanding the report with some help from the characters from NBC’s hit TV show The Office.
The Senate bill would preempt states earlier, creating a regulatory “void,” in which neither federal or state governments can restrict chemicals.
When it comes to moving our economy away from unsafe chemicals, perhaps no one has more power than major retailers to push suppliers and manufacturers, and ultimately the chemical industry, toward more responsible practices.
Ecotourism is on the rise, and 1.8 billion people traveling will make a big impact. Let’s hope more travelers will look at ecotourism as an option. Perhaps you’ll consider it for your vacation this year.
What’s in it? What’s next?
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the TSCA Modernization Act by a whopping 398 to 1 vote.
The ability to create a child is one cherished by parents, and we must ensure that young boys have the opportunity to have a child in the future if they so choose. The health and safety of young boys, our future fathers, is a paramount concern for all families.
Luckily, there are steps that pregnant women can take to avoid consuming more of these toxics than necessary.