Kid Safe Chemicals Act
As the Environmental Working Group has confirmed, babies in the U.S. are being born "pre-polluted with more than 200 industrial chemicals in their bodies."
There may be as many as 80,000 untested or inadequately tested chemicals circulating on the market, meaning we are all exposed to potentially toxic chemicals in our daily life -- and kids are most vulnerable. That's why the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) so desperately needs updating.
In April, Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced The Safe Chemicals Act in the Senate, and in July, Reps. Henry Waxman and Bobby Rush followed suit, introducing The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act in the House.
The bills aim to “reduce chronic disease in this country, a burden that scientists have increasingly linked to toxic chemicals found in our homes and places of work,” comments Andy Igrejas, director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
Learn more about the campaign for Kid Safe Chemicals
Contact your legislators to urge them to pass a TSCA reform bill before the end of the legislative session later this year