2013 was a pretty amazing year for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. From working on TSCA Reform to Mind the Store… 2014 looks pretty productive.
About Us The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the nation. Our coalition represents over 450 organizations and businesses united by our common concern about toxic chemicals in our […]
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.
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You may not have noticed yet but there’s an epic battle about to break wide open and onto the floors of Congress regarding our nation’s chemical safety policies. The chemical industry would like to preserve as much of the status quo as possible, with few restrictions on how they produce and distribute chemicals. The nation’s […]
Launched in 2009, the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition runs the national campaign to protect public health from toxic chemicals in everyday products. If you or anyone you know is interested in interning with us we’d love to hear from you! Check out our internships.
Playgrounds should be fun AND relatively safe places for kids and adults to enjoy We recently blogged about concerns surrounding artificial turfs (with Gifs!), and a particular type of artificial turf has raised quite a few concerns- crumb rubber. Developed in the mid-1960s, synthetic turfs began popping up in stadiums and fields for professional teams. […]
This past fall, a city in New Jersey made national news when they decided to say “no” to an artificial turf. How many other cities are installing these concerning turfs without considering the risks they may pose to growing children?
We are going to be exclusively streaming the documentary Toxic Hot Seat that tells the story about toxic flame retardants and how they’ve gotten into our homes and bodies.
Several years ago, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to do an extensive research study focusing on how toxic chemicals get out of products in our homes and make their way to our rivers, lakes, and other waters. One of our coalition partners, Columbia Riverkeeper, had made the funding possible so that we could really dig into this question.