Congress voted to update our out of date chemical safety laws. In the wake of growing frustration among parents, cancer survivors and health professionals, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted on Senator Frank Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act (S.847).
Three leading physicians today said the scientific evidence that unregulated chemicals contribute to chronic diseases in America has grown substantially in recent years. The evidence is summarized in a new report called Chemicals and Our Health, which was released by Safer Chemicals, Health Families, as the Senate Environment Committee gears up for an historic vote on chemical reform on Wednesday.
A nationwide poll and four separate, statewide polls found similar strong support for bolstering protections against toxic chemicals. By overwhelming bipartisan margins, Americans support strengthening the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to new polls released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Coalition, and the Ecology Center.
On the eve of a U.S. Senate oversight hearing, professional firefighters and state legislators each decried the chemical manufacturers who deceived state legislatures about the dangers and efficacy of flame retardant chemicals.
Twenty-one state lawmakers from ten states denounced the tactics of the U.S. chemical industry and sent a letter to the head of the chemical industry trade group, asking for them to take action against unethical members.
Moms, Cancer Survivors, Highlight Science Showing Early Origins of Disease from Toxic Chemicals
American Chemistry Council Challenged to Repudiate Unethical Members; Letter to Cal Dooley Asks for Expulsion of Companies Implicated in Chicago Tribune Investigation “Responsible Care” Code Is Supposedly Mandatory for ACC Members Washington, DC – Today Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families called on ACC President Cal Dooley to expel three flame retardant manufacturers whose deeply unethical practices […]
This week’s Chicago Tribune investigative series on flame retardant chemicals revealed deeply disturbing practices at the heart of the chemical industry.
Highlights the Importance of Independent Government Science and Condemns Industry Lobbying and Manipulation
The American Chemical Council (ACC), the largest trade group for chemical manufacturers such as Dow and Exxon Mobil, has launched an unusual new ad campaign in support of key members of Congress, prompting concern that the ads are a reward for blocking new consumer safeguards pending in Congress.