American Chemistry Council
Firefighters and families worked alongside a powerful coalition of labor and environmental groups, including the Environmental Health Strategy Center and its action arm, Prevent Harm, to pass what now is the first law in the nation to phase out all toxic flame retardants in upholstered furniture.
We’d like to call your attention to a new Huffington Post article from our coalition partners at the Union of Concerned Scientists. This shows how the chemical industry — with the American Chemistry Council leading the way — is spending millions of dollars to push weak policies that allow our families to be exposed to dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde in our homes despite evidence of profound health effects.
Despite industry’s relentless campaign to overturn the ban on these extremely toxic chemicals, we are heartened that the science and concern for the protection of children’s health won out, at least at this step of the process.
26 States to Consider Toxic Chemicals Legislation in 2013 The following post was originally published at Safer States. By Sarah Doll, National Director for Safer States Despite intense industry opposition and Congressional inaction, state governments continue to defend the public from toxic chemical exposure. Each year, state legislatures continue to prove that they are the […]
Chemical industry sponsors website trying to calm worried parents By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director It’s really pretty gross. And transparent. A new website was launched called “Kids + Chemical Safety,” hosted by a non-profit organization, yet sponsored by the largest coalition of chemical manufacturers in the country. Their stated goal? To provide "balanced information" for […]
With the elections behind us, it’s time to take stock of their meaning for our chemical reform effort. In short: things are looking bright. There will certainly be a debate in the full U.S. Senate and in statehouses around the country next year. We are in a good position to win that debate.
by Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director This week the American chemical industry gathered for its annual Global Chem conference in Baltimore, and whatever flicker of light that had appeared in recent years that it was prepared to reform itself seems to have dimmed. There wasn’t a single panel or workshop on their agenda that deals with […]
Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Campaign Director It’s been a week since Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced the groundbreaking Safe Chemicals Act of 2010. Now that we’ve had more time to look over the Senate bill and the discussion draft released by the House of Representatives on the same day, we are still pleased. We support most aspects […]
Coalition for Chemical Safety throws first member under the bus