Two pre-Labor Day federal announcements combine to pinpoint where we are in protecting the health and safety of workers in the United States.
You may have already heard of the The Toxies – a satirical red carpet awards ceremony for “bad actor” chemicals. This multi-media campaign was created by the statewide coalition of non-profits, Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) and led by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA). See highlights from the past award ceremonies here.
This year, we’re ditching those awards (which were probably toxic anyway!) and launching a new websisode series called, The Toxies: Exposed. Through seven short videos, we follow a daring investigative journalist as he chases down toxic chemicals and pollutants, raising awareness about toxics in our homes, schools, workplaces and
About Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
We are a dynamic and unique campaign working to protect American families from toxic chemicals. Our coalition includes over 450 organizations and businesses working together to reform out of date federal policies on toxic chemicals, educating the public about the dangers of toxic chemicals in consumer products and working with retailers to move the market towards safer materials.
It was exactly four years ago today that the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition launched, with a declaration of independence from toxic chemicals. Now, when we take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come in the pursuit of a world with less toxic chemicals, it’s amazing to see all that we’ve accomplished together. […]
Join us for the premiere of Unacceptable Levels in Washington D.C. Thursday, June 20th!
Cruising the halls of Congress can be fun when you’re side by side with leading physicians and scientists. I think I started to get a little bit smarter last week when I spent time on the hill with our coalition partner experts… Osmosis works that way right? We met with sixteen U.S. Senate offices in […]
Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director It was a cool way to start the day. I came into the office and saw that our friend Danika Carter from Your Organic Life had nominated us for a Shorty Award in #Activism! It means a lot to our whole coalition that she recognizes the hard work we (the collective […]
One of my personal heroes is E.O. Wilson, a well-respected biologist, author and researcher. He has spent a good part of his career studying ants (yes, ants!) and the behavoiors of “social insects.” Based on his research he argues that we should model human behaviors similar to social insects, who work to take care of […]
By Lindsay Dahl What can I say? It’s been an incredible year, and we have you to thank. Whether you made it to Washington for the Stroller Brigade, called your Senators, organized a local rally, or shared our message online, you took our fight one step closer to victory. Help us cross the finish […]
What do Geneva, Alaska and a small town in Ohio have in common? These three cities are united by my work on toxic chemicals in the international review process to determine their health hazards.