Posts by Lindsay Dahl
It was back in 2008 when I was sitting in a café, not to far from the Minnesota state capitol that I heard about the veto. Governor Tim Pawlenty had just vetoed two bills our coalition hard worked hard to garner bi-partisan support for. One of the bills he vetoed was a ban on certain […]
The horizon looks a little more bright when it comes to furniture free of flame-retardants due to a new California standard. Rest assured, our work is still cut out for us on this issue, the buck doesn’t stop here.
Watch this video This is one of the best 20 minute overviews of the issues we work on and features many of our coalition partners. Let us what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to share with your friends!
Who knew that something as simple as washing your hands could be contentious? Triclosan, a chemical [a pesticide] is commonly used in anti-bacterial soaps, and has been under scrutiny from the public health and environmental community for it’s negative health and environmental impacts. The FDA recently announced that they would – finally – regulate the […]
As it turns out, our issue of taking action on toxic chemicals is pretty trendy. In last night’s “twitter chat” (where people and organizations engage in a Question/Answer conversation about a particular topic), we talked about how important your calls to Congress are, how many calls it actually takes to get on a hill office’s […]
Picking up the phone to call your Senators is still one of the most effective ways to break through Congressional gridlock and we need your help today! We’re hosting a National Day of Action and we’re saying no to phony reform of our toxic chemical laws! We’ve been working for years, building a national coalition […]
Just a month ago we held our Stroller Brigade on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of participants, hundreds of news stories, and over 80 meetings on the hill. To keep the momentum going from our Stroller Brigade, we are hosting a National Day of Action on Monday December 9th, to generate phone calls to Congress. Will you […]
Monday night the documentary Toxic Hot Seat premier’s on HBO at 9:00 EST — You’ll want to watch it. The film covers the story of toxic flame retardants (you know, those sneaky chemicals that are ending up in couches and children’s furniture?) and what we can do to pass meaningful laws on toxic chemicals. The […]
You know those sweet moments when your children, or in my case nieces, are curled up reading a book? Or even better when they read out loud to you with their sweet little voices? It’s moments like those that I continue to fight to protect children’s health from toxic chemicals. Our partners at the Center […]
I had the opportunity to interview the James Redford and Kirby, filmmakers of “Toxic Hot Seat“, a new documentary about toxic flame retardants, their health effects and our weak state and federal laws. Tell us a little bit about the documentary “Toxic Hot Seat”. Redford: Why do we have so many chemical flame retardants in […]