EPA Kicks Off TSCA Reform Implementation with Selection of First 10 Chemicals

  Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a list of the initial 10 chemicals that the agency will review for safety under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law. Issuing the list starts the clock for EPA evaluation of the safety of these high priority chemicals, and implementation of steps to protect the … Read more…

CSIA Doesn’t Do the Job (Physicians for Social Responsibility, 7/10/2013)

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act fails to provide the EPA the necessary tools to protect people from toxic chemicals linked to disease and ensure the health of future generations.

McCarthy a strong choice for EPA chief

Based on her record of working with both Democrats and Republicans to support environmental health, Gina McCarthy is a great choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency. We encourage Congress to confirm her quickly.

Flame retardants prompt historic vote on Safe Chemicals Act

Flame retardants have emerged as the poster child for how our current system of managing chemicals is failing. As a direct result, tomorrow morning the Safe Chemicals Act is scheduled to be voted on for the very first time.

New bill will overhaul federal chemical policy

Aren’t you tired of having to worry about which products in your home are safe and which ones may contain toxic chemicals? So are we. That’s why we’re thrilled to support legislation introduced today.

EPA honors Breast Cancer Fund for environmental achievement

We are thrilled to announce that today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest region awarded Breast Cancer Fund President and CEO Jeanne Rizzo with its 2010 Environmental Achievement Award…

It’s Time for Breast Cancer Prevention Month (Huffington Post, 10/12/2010)

It’s that pink time of year again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when virtually every American has been touched by the disease, who among us is not aware of breast cancer? What we need is Breast Cancer PREVENTION Month…

More good news: House introduces toxic chemicals overhaul bill

Yesterday Reps. Rush and Waxman introduced the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 in the House of Representatives. The proposed law would protect people and the environment from toxic chemicals.

Congress takes on chemical safety

Congress is finally going to take a serious crack at reforming the totally outdated and broken system of chemical regulation at the Environmental Protection Agency. After years of hard work by a coalition of environmental health organizations including the Breast Cancer Fund…