Thanks to our partner organization,Breast Cancer Fund, for giving us permission to repost this blog, originally published February 8, 2011. How will we get a national cancer prevention plan in the United States? Only by demanding one. That was Dr. Margaret Kripke’s take-home message last night at a San Francisco event co-sponsored by the Breast […]
If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to sign the petition, please click here to add your voice! Last May, the Presidential Cancer Panel presented President Obama with its annual report which confirmed that toxic chemicals are a grossly underestimated risk factor for cancer. The Panel urged President Obama to “most strongly use the power […]
Christine Brouwer founded Mira’s Movement in 2008 after her daughter, Mira, died at the age of 4 from complications of treatment for brain cancer. The organization supports families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer and advocates on behalf of children with cancer and their families. My daughter Mira, a beautiful, funny, and smart little […]
Originally published on August 11, 2010 in GreenBiz.com Barry Cik is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, and founder of Naturepedic, an organic mattress company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Chemical Regulations and the Modern Mattress: The Stuff of Nightmares I’ve spent the last 30 years as an environmental […]
Tell Congress it’s time to pass legislation to protect our families from toxic chemicals. On July 28, the Safer Chemicals coalition joined its partner organization EarthJustice to produce a provocative ad that ran in the Capitol Hill newspapers Roll Call and Politico, publications whose readership includes most elected officials in federal government and their staffers. […]
Good health is precious, and Americans invest significant amounts of time and money to protect it. But many people are waking up to the fact that, despite their vigilance, they are surrounded by products made with harmful chemicals. Ultimately, we won’t get safer products — made from chemicals tested for safety before coming onto the […]
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition member Moms Rising posted an excellent blog today from Claire Moshenberg. Claire praises our new report, and provides a vivid illustration of the toxic dilemmas confronting today’s families.
This past Monday night, I lay in bed trying unsuccessfully to fall asleep, plagued with anxiety. It wasn’t, alas, pre-holiday stress or fear that my holiday party would be a bust, although those kinds of personal tensions aren’t dissimilar to what I was feeling.
Below is an important essay from Gary Cohen, founder of Health Care Without Harm and a key member of our coalition. The 25th anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India is a mournful occasion, and an excellent reminder of how far we still have to go before we can truly say we have learned our lesson.
From childhood obesity to breast cancer: new research links chemicals to large-scale health problems
Cancer, infertility, obesity, asthma, learning disorders, early puberty, diabetes — what do all of these things have in common? For starters, they are all on the rise in the U.S. Second, they are major health trends that scientists are now linking to exposure to toxic chemicals. The latest alarming public health trend now linked to […]