Lindsay Dahl is the Deputy Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families I often wonder what will inspire people to take action on our issue when they’re juggling so many other priorities. What will it take to empower and excite people to pick up the phone and call their Senators? We’re often bombarded by multiple email […]
Listen to the June 7, 2011 teleconference: Autism and Toxic Chemical Exposure: What is the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/audio/autism_teleconference_7june11.mp3 Almost 1% of 8-year-old children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, a 10-fold increase over just a 15-year period. About 30% of this dramatic rise in autism cannot be explained by changes in the age of diagnosis and […]
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is rooted in facts and hard numbers: from scientific studies that indicate a link between toxic chemicals and harmful diseases and health disorders, to the Congressional co-sponsors we need to pass TSCA reform, to the sheer number of people who support our platform. But the truth is that the […]
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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. […]
A few years ago, I noticed that my beautiful, vivacious seven-year-old daughter had breasts. Wasn’t this a little young? She was into Harry Potter, rainbow sherbet and puppies — not bras and pads.
The first story I heard on the news Monday evening was about the stir caused by safety testing one of this season’s “it” toys – a certain kind of stuffed hamster. A consumer advocacy group had found the toy contained levels of an element called antimony that exceed government standards but then conceded that its testing method did not match that of government testers. To assure the public of the toy’s safety, the manufacturer has now released its testing report.
On November 17, the Washington Toxics Coalition released a groundbreaking study on toxics in pregnant women’s bodies. The project tested nine pregnant women from Washington, Oregon and California for levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies, and thus being exposed to their fetuses.