Eight national health and health professional organizations have joined an increasingly urgent nationwide call for new policies to reduce the use of toxic chemicals linked to serious diseases and disabilities.
Lindsay Dahl is the Deputy Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families I often wonder what will inspire people to take action on our issue when they’re juggling so many other priorities. What will it take to empower and excite people to pick up the phone and call their Senators? We’re often bombarded by multiple email […]
By Ana Mascareñas, Policy and Communications Coordinator, Physicians for Social Responsibility. While red carpet events are common in Tinsel Town, none are quite “The Toxies.” On June 16th, 2011 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, ten “bad actor chemicals” strutted their toxic way down the red carpet at this 2nd annual event! Using humor and […]
Listen up, men! Believe it or not, every day you are exposed to a host of harmful or untested chemicals. These chemicals can be found in everyday items, from your vinyl shower curtain to your smartphone and wrinkle-free dress shirt. You’ve probably heard about women, especially pregnant women, taking steps to reduce exposure to these […]
New Economic Analysis Shows Federal Chemical Policy Reform Would Promote Innovation and Jobs
With the Safe Chemicals Act just introduced in Congress, we thought it would be a good time to host a Twitter party on the topic of toxic chemicals! What’s a Twitter party, you ask? It’s basically a fast-paced, lively chat forum for educating and sharing ideas – all in 140 characters or less! At our […]
American Academy Of Pediatrics Joins Debate over Chemicals; Doctors Group Contradicts Chemical Industry on Provisions of Reform
The Academy is a welcome addition to the debate over federal reform. It both adds urgency to the cause of reform and reminds that the details of reform matter.
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is rooted in facts and hard numbers: from scientific studies that indicate a link between toxic chemicals and harmful diseases and health disorders, to the Congressional co-sponsors we need to pass TSCA reform, to the sheer number of people who support our platform. But the truth is that the […]
By Mary Brune, Co-founder of Making our Milk Safe (MOMS). Originally published for Generation Green, the blog for the Center for Environmental Health, on January 20th, 2011. On my way into work last Friday I heard a story on NPR about a UCSF study that found dozens of toxic chemicals in the bodies of pregnant […]
Listen to the teleconference: Toxic Chemicals and The Rise of Childhood Cancer: What’s the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/audio/cancer-tele-26jan11.mp3 Since 1975 cancer in American children has increased, especially childhood leukemia and brain cancer. Meanwhile, 80,000 chemicals have been produced in the U.S. to create commonly-used products, which include known carcinogens such as asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, trichloroethylene, and […]