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.
A team of amazing kids battle lead contamination
Each October, companies from the NFL to KFC use Breast Cancer Awareness Month to engage in “pinkwashing.” Happily, this October, there’s a Breast Cancer Awareness month promotion I can get behind.
The Great Lakes are under emerging threat from an unnecessary long-lasting fragrance chemical. Galaxolide, a synthetic musk frequently used in those scented cleaning products that give our home that pine-fresh or lemony-smell, is getting washed down the drain, sneaking past wastewater treatment plants and is putting the Great Lakes’ delicate ecosystem as risk.
All of the attention to the Flint tragedy should result first and foremost in justice and concrete aid for Flint, but it should also serve as a wake-up call that America has unfinished business with lead.
As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment.
We had an amazing Twitter chat last Thursday. We shared a few tips and some info on #TSCA reform. Using our #SaferChemicals hashtag it was fun to interact with some of our partners, bloggers, and you!
Andy Igrejas: Why didn’t our law work in the first place? And, what are the critical improvements we need to make sure the public is protected? We have a standing room only crowd here at the Environment Public Works Committee Hearing. And I’m Andy Igrejas with Safer Chemicals Healthy Families. Today’s hearing is really about […]
In April 2014, we asked Walgreens to Mind the Store all across the United States! Watch our coalition in action.