Yesterday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Amazon announced an important enforcement action that will keep brain-damaging lead and cancer-causing cadmium out of the hands and mouths of children. This follows an investigation that revealed consumers in Washington and across the country made at least 15,188 purchases of products with illegal levels of lead and cadmium from amazon.com.
What’s scarier than the pint-sized vampires, mummies and ghosts who will roam the streets this Halloween? The toxic chemicals that can be found in many Halloween products on store shelves.
As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment.
Action Taken in Minnesota Benefits People in New Mexico
The choice presented by the bill is a false one. The pace of EPA chemical reviews under the bill is very modest, arguably more modest than the recent pace of state action. The first does not require the cancellation of the second. The solution to the problem is fairly simple: amend the bill so that no state is blocked from acting until and unless EPA has taken its own action to restrict a toxic chemical.
With the summer only a few weeks away, many parents are going out and buying new rain gear—but parents may unwittingly be exposing our most vulnerable children to lead, cadmium, and even phthalates, chemicals so toxic they have been banned in toys and baby products.
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 […]
Listen to the teleconference: Toxic Chemicals and The Rise of Childhood Cancer: What’s the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/audio/cancer-tele-26jan11.mp3 Since 1975 cancer in American children has increased, especially childhood leukemia and brain cancer. Meanwhile, 80,000 chemicals have been produced in the U.S. to create commonly-used products, which include known carcinogens such as asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, trichloroethylene, and […]
Listen to the teleconference: Toxic Chemicals and Reproductive Health: What's the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/mp3/repro-health-teleconference-18nov10.mp3 Infertility. Early puberty. Decreased sperm counts. Breast and prostate cancers. These are just a few of the reproductive health problems that are increasing in the United States today. More and more evidence implicates that some of these increases are linked to our […]
A new report from SAFER States and the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition shows that states aren’t waiting for Congress to take action on toxic chemicals—they are taking matters into their own hands. Titled Healthy States: Protecting Families From Toxic Chemicals While Congress Lags Behind, the new report asserts that three factors are driving state […]
Looking for the least toxic crib? Car? Lipstick? Check out the new searchable online database at www.HealthyStuff.org. This handy shopping guide can help you make less toxic, more informed choices on children’s products, toys, pet products, apparel and accessories, and cars.