If we want to transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals, we need to shift markets and shift policy.
We see a lot of chemical industry shenanigans in our legislative efforts to protect people from toxic chemicals, both in Washington and in statehouses. But this is too much.
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.
We as a society, for reasons complex yet unfolding, are foisting young girls into the turmoil of puberty long before they are developmentally ready.
Within a few weeks of my diagnosis, I learned of other young women in my neighborhood that had also been told they had breast cancer during the past year.
The Breast Cancer Fund’s Nancy Buermeyer handed 73,000 petition signatures to the White House this morning, all asking the President to make prevention a key component of our national cancer strategy.
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.
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.