Posts by Mike Belliveau
The handwringing and defensive happy talk is winding down today. The industries that make, use and sell toxic chemicals in everyday products are wrapping up two major industry conferences – a national Safer Consumer Products Summitin Washington, DC and an international Product Safety Workshop in Seattle, WA.
When Herbert H. Dow tapped the bromine salt deposits beneath Midland, Michigan, he launched a major chemical company and the chemistry that, more than a century later, still haunts our homes and bodies with toxic flame retardants. Scientists shed new light on this growing chemical threat just last week, with two research teams reporting results […]
by Mike Belliveau, Senior Advisor Read our press statement here. Several years ago I had a front row seat to the deceptions and distorted science of the bromine chemical industry, which the Chicago Tribune documented so well this past week. Then, former Maine Speaker of House Hannah Pingree proposed legislation to ban all brominated flame […]
This blog was originally published by the Environmental Health Strategy Center. By Mike Belliveau, Executive Director for the Environmental Health Strategy Center. I was pleased to see yet another display of bipartisan state leadership aimed at preventing disease, disability and environmental damage from toxic chemicals. Today, the leading coalition of state agency environmental directors, the Environmental […]