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.
Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that are used to soften plastic, and found in hundreds of products throughout our homes: shower curtains, shampoo, flooring… and yes, even shoes.
The handwringing and defensive happy talk is winding down today. The industries that make, use and sell toxic chemicals in everyday products are wrapping up two major industry conferences – a national Safer Consumer Products Summitin Washington, DC and an international Product Safety Workshop in Seattle, WA.
by Hannah Pingree, Mom and former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives I am a new mom who will show you pictures of my amazing young daughter until you can’t take it anymore. I am also a former politician, recently term-limited as the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. As an elected official, […]