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When Safer Chemicals Healthy Families held our Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals in Washington DC, we brought hundreds of parents, kids, educators, environmental justice leaders and health care professionals to Capitol Hill to put a human face on the need for reform of the 37 year old Toxic Substances Control Act.
Senator Frank Lautenberg was buried today at Arlington cemetery, closing a week of mourning and remembrance worthy of his long career in public service. I had the privilege of observing the Senator from a distance as a constituent when I was a young man and later to work closely with him and his staff after he returned to the Senate in 2002, mostly on the issue of chemical reform.
Retailers have the power to make substantial improvements in public health and safety, and with that power comes a moral obligation, a corporate social responsibility. Many of the retailers have gotten started, but they need to do more. And because they care about their customers, you can help them along.
Who does your Senator turn to for children’s health advice?
The U.S. EPA recently announced that it would assess twenty chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act, an important signal of leadership from the agency. The vast majority of the chemicals are flame retardants, which have been linked to developmental disabilities are used widely in sofas and other furnishings. Our campaign Director, Andy Igrejas responded […]
By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director As you may have heard, Lisa Jackson has announced that she is stepping down as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. No one can blame her. It’s an increasingly thankless job. But I’m going to miss her and you should too, as the storminess of her tenure has implications for […]
By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families I want to start by thanking everyone who called, emailed and watched your Senators before and during the hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act on November 17th. Your attention made a difference. It helped build our momentum and shaped the positive outcomes of the hearing. […]
Our campaign created a bit of a ‘flap’ in Baltimore today by bringing an unexpected guest to the chemical industry’s annual GlobalChem conference. Our giant rubber duck and its non-feathered friends attracted reporters and focused public attention on the fact that there are stark differences between how health advocates define TSCA reform, and how the […]
This week the chemical industry is meeting in Baltimore for their annual GlobalChem Conference. Top on their agenda is how best to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our federal law for overseeing chemical safety. This is welcome news because TSCA is failing to protect public health and the environment from toxic chemicals. Under […]