Posts by Lindsay Dahl
Before moving here, I shared the romantic vision that Alaska was a remote and pristine place. It was surprising to learn that Alaska–and the Arctic region–is actually the home of some of the most contaminated people on the planet.
Did you get a chance to see Jennifer Beals and Andy Igrejas on the The Big Picture? Check it out and let us know what you think!
In the coming weeks we’ll share some of the stories of the 200 Stroller Brigade participants. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the day.
Our Stroller Brigade is bringing together concerned Americans from every corner of our country to help tell Congress why it’s so critical that we commit to passing real reform that will protect families from toxic chemicals. Here’s just a small glimpse at some of the participants flying in to Washington next week for safer chemicals.
As you can tell, we’re getting very excited about our Stroller Brigade next week in Washington D.C. This family friendly event will bring people together from all across the country.
We want reform that protects vulnerable populations, ensures the EPA can take action on notoriously toxic chemicals and moves us towards safer chemicals. So what better a time to bring the Stroller Brigade back to Washington?
You spoke up, and Target listened. It was a mere nine months ago that we launched our Mind the Store campaign with the goal of working with, and moving the nation’s leading retailers towards safer products. Your voice and engagement in this campaign has been part of the reason retailers have been taking concerns about toxic chemicals seriously.
Today is the official 37th “birthday” for our toxic chemical law the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The last time our primary law on toxic chemicals was update was 1976 and as you can image, we’ve learned a thing or two about the ways in which chemicals behave in our bodies and the environment.
USA Today just did an excellent piece talking about concerns with the toxic chemical bisphenol-A, found in everyday consumer products like canned food and plastics. Please take a moment to watch and share this video!
When TSCA was passed into law 37 years ago, it’s intent was to regulate toxic substances, but the bill was so fundamentally flawed, that EPA has little to no power to protect public health from toxic threats, like asbestos.