I received this email from HealthyStuff.org today which I am passing along to you. Remember, they are the organization that tests toys? It is really important that you contact your elected officials about passing the Safe Chemical Act. I have spoken about the importance of this bill many times.
“Good news! Thanks to the overwhelming support from people like you, many states have been successful in passing laws to protect families from harmful chemicals such as toxic flame retardants, lead, and bisphenol A (BPA). Now Congress is finally ready to act.
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) have introduced legislation to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our failed and outdated chemical law.
Click here to ask your elected officials to co-sponsor and strengthen the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010.
The Safe Chemicals Act goes a long way toward bringing our failing chemical management system into the 21st century. It puts our health first, provides better information to businesses, and helps the average consumer avoid toxic chemicals in every day products.
But to adequately protect consumers from harmful chemicals, several shortcomings in the current bill must be addressed. Right now, the bill would allow hundreds of new chemicals to enter the market and be used in consumer products for many years without first requiring them to be fully safety tested. The proposed bill also makes it too hard to get known dangerous chemicals off the market.
We need your help to show Congress that there is widespread support for overhauling TSCA. Please send them an email today and then invite your friends and family to participate.
The Safe Chemicals Act will open doors to a new economy with good American jobs and a future of products that don’t harm our health or the environment. Please make your voice heard today.
Thanks for taking action and joining the millions of Americans who are working together for a safer and healthier future.
Ecology Center (the creators of HealthyStuff.org)”
Also, check out Lynn of OrganicMania’s run down about this bill. Well written and very informative.
- Toxic Chemicals: Say No More. Urge 7/25 Vote for the Safe Chemical Act
- The Coalition for Chemical Safety, Front for Status Quo Toxic Chemicals
- Chemical Industry Decides Public Health Really IS Better Than Private Profits
- HealthyToys Implements HealthyStuff.org which Tests Your Stuff
- Safe Chemicals Act Must Pass for Our Children. Get Involved.