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Safe Chemicals Act

Lynne Peeples

Industry-Supported Chemical Bill Straight From 'Merchants Of Doubt' Playbook | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

Tuesday's unveiling of a bipartisan bill in Congress that would reform how the nation regulates toxic chemicals sparked fervor among environmental and...

Kate Sheppard

Manchin Calls For More Chemical Tank Inspections After West Virginia Disaster | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday that he plans to introduce legislation that would require inspections for chemical storage tan...

Kate Sheppard

These Companies Want More Government Regulation | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of consumer product companies have formed a coalition to push for chemical safety reform legislation. The coalition includes S...

Lautenberg Leaves Lasting Legacy, Hope For Toxic Chemical Reform

Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) did not live to see his efforts to safeguard children from toxic chemicals fully realized. But in response to his passi...

Moving to Safety First, for Our Children's Health

Michael Green | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Michael Green

What if chemical companies had to demonstrate that their products were safe before they were allowed to put them into hundreds of products our children and families use every day? That's a common sense change that could end needless illnesses and suffering.

Breathing Queasy: My Carcinogenic Couch

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
Molly Rauch

Today, a team of scientists from Duke and UC Berkeley told me what's actually inside those cushions I so carefully selected. Despite the clean lines and comfy factor, it turns out that what's inside those cushions is not so pretty.

Lynne Peeples

'Toxic Spending': Chemical Industry Uses Wallet To Block Tighter Regulations | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.25.2012 | Green

In an effort to block a ballot measure in California that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, shape a Senate race in Ohio with p...

Toxic Back-to-School Gear

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mike Schade, of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) While millions of children across America returned to school thi...

Tell Harry Reid: Let's Pass the Safe Chemicals Act Now!

Margie Kelly | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Margie Kelly

Now is the time for action if you agree there should be a stronger law to protect your kids from toxic chemicals found in your couches, carpets, household cleaners, canned foods and more.

Senate Firewall Key for Health and Environment

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

The health of citizens and our air, water, and land shouldn't be issues divided along party lines. Protecting our health and the fragile world we live in should be a moral obligation shared by all parties.

WATCH: 'Test It, Maybe'

Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

Some parodies of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit "Call Me, Maybe" may be more memorable than others, but few carry as strong of a message as this parody from t...

4 Harmful Chemicals Lurking In Your Cosmetics

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

The Safe Chemicals Act would end the disastrous effects of chemicals that will pass from one generation to another. We would like to think that when we take a shower, shampoo our hair, or apply makeup, we are doing so without inflicting harm to ourselves.

Jessica Alba Loves Kids, Hates Chemicals

Sierra | Posted 11.07.2012 | Celebrity

A staunch environmental advocate, the 31-year-old star recently launched the Honest Company, which makes nontoxic, ecofriendly baby gear. She took some time to answer our questions about her commitment to safe chemistry.

Scary Stuff in School Supplies

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

A recent study from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice found harmful levels of phthalates in 20 popular back-to-school products including backpacks, lunchboxes, binders and rain gear.

Updating Our Chemical Laws After 36 Years

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

We have a lot of work to do to modernize our chemical safety laws -- which means there is no better time to start than now.

Tell the Senate: Healthy Children Need Safe Chemicals

Margie Kelly | Posted 09.25.2012 | Parents
Margie Kelly

We know a lot about how toxic chemicals hurt kids. Babies are born with more than 200 chemicals in their bodies. Rates of childhood cancer keep rising...

Lynne Peeples

Reversing The Burden Of Proof: Senate Addresses Toxic Flame Retardants In Kids' Environment | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

The numbers can overwhelm any parent, or parent-to-be. Ninety-nine percent of pregnant American woman carry multiple manmade chemicals in their bo...

Lynne Peeples

Are You Eating Flame Retardants With Your Peanut Butter And Jelly? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

Nothing says "lunch time" to an American kid quite like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Slices of deli meat might be a close second. Unbeknownst t...

Lynne Peeples

Are Toxic Chemicals To Blame For Rising Rates Of Autism? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green

While pregnant with her son Edgar, Melissa Wolfe followed the lead of many a cautious woman before her. She took prenatal vitamins and ate organic veg...

Lynne Peeples

Moms Descend On Congress To Urge Toxic Chemical Reform | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

Christine Nienstedt is a fairly typical mom. Her time is stretched thin between work and her kids' soccer games -- and navigating the array of toxic c...

Moms Will Lead the Way to Protect Our Kids From Toxic Chemicals

Hannah Pingree | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Hannah Pingree

The presence of unregulated toxic chemicals in our food, consumer products, air, and water -- and the dangers those chemicals pose, particularly to children -- have galvanized mothers across the country.

The Charade Is Over: Tribune Series Reveals Chemical Industry Lies Like Tobacco

Andy Igrejas | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Andy Igrejas

Our current chemical safety policy amounts to an honor system and it's now perfectly clear that too many of these companies simply have no honor. It is past time for Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act by Senator Lautenberg.

Pesticides and Pregnancy

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Should doctors recommend women avoid pesticides during pregnancy as they do cigarettes and alcohol? We think so.

New York Times' "Wealthy Neurotic Parent" Meme Distorts Chemical Safety Issue

Andy Igrejas | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Andy Igrejas

All Americans, including pregnant women, are carrying these chemicals -- including ones that did not exist 50 years ago -- around in their blood and fatty tissue. No one in the federal government has a handle on the problem or the authority to restrict chemicals in common sense ways.

Ending the Toxic Shell Game

Michael Green | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Michael Green

In California we recently won a victory when BPA was banned from baby bottles and sippy cups. Even before the ban, some producers were eliminating BPA from their products. My daughter's pink sippy cup, for example, was labeled "BPA-free." So why would I still worry?