By Andy IgrejasDirector, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition Now that the election results are finally in and we know that Republicans have taken over the House, it's easy to assume that the largely Democratic-lead efforts in Congress to reform our nation's failing chemicals policy are doomed. I am happy to report that they're not. Understanding […]
What do businesses like Kaiser Permanente, Catholic Healthcare West, Seventh Generation, Construction Specialties, and countless other U.S. companies have in common? They are forced to play ‘toxic chemical detective’ — a time and resource-consuming game made necessary by our nation’s failing chemical policy.
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 […]
Our campaign saw lots of action last week – all of it bolstering our conviction that Congress will act to reduce toxic chemicals in our lives this year.
The Mind, Disrupted biomonitoring project illustrates the high stakes game of toxic chemical exposure for one group of people, one groups of parents. But chemical policy isn’t just failing their kids, it’s failing all kids and that raises the stakes for everyone.
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.
The Health Case for Reforming Toxic Substances Control Act” received quite a bit of media attention on Thursday. Groups ranging from Non-Toxic Kids to iStockanalyst.com took an interest, probably because our analysis provides a roadmap for improving individual health and reducing our nation’s health care costs.
It took me a ridiculously long time to train myself to not ask my sons, “How was school?” when they got into the car or walked into the door in the late afternoon. They both seemed to be born knowing that the only correct answer to that question was, “Okay” or an occasional, “Meh.”
Coalition for Chemical Safety throws first member under the bus
In anticipation of a serious update to the disco-era Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Congress today began hearing expert testimony on which of the many toxic chemicals currently in circulation should be reviewed first.