The U.S. Chemical Safety System is Broken
The federal system that should protect our health and the environment from dangerous chemicals in our homes, schools, and workplaces - the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 - is outdated and ineffective. Rates of cancer, learning disabilities, and many other health conditions linked to toxic chemicals are skyrocketing. For ten years, states and many businesses have begun acting to get some of the worst chemicals out of everyday products. Now Congress is finally considering proposals to fix TSCA and protect our health.
Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee Hearing. July 31, 2013
New York Attorney General Letter on TSCA reform to EPW Hearing. July 31, 2013
Breast Cancer Fund Testifies Before Senate on Toxic Chemical Reform;
Calls for Protection of Pregnant Women, Children, and Workers. July 31, 2013
NRDC: Public Health Improvements Still Needed for Chemical Reform Bill July 31, 2013
Coming Clean News Release with experts and direct contact information on EPW Hearing. July 30, 2013
Coming Clean News Teleconference on TSCA Reform. July 30, 2013
Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) Statement
Coming Clean Response to Chemical Safety Improvement Act, a bill to reform TSCA - including group statements and experts. June 13, 2013
TSCA reform and Environmental Justice.
Louisville Charter for Safer Chemicals.
Reforming Chemical Law Means Saving Lives - Janet Nudelman in The Hills' Congress Blog. July 31, 2013
Mom's Rising Blog - Toxic Chemical Reform is Long Overdue - Lets Get It Right - July 31, 2013
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families' Andy Igrejas Op-Ed Chemical Reform: Getting It Done Right, in Roll Call July 31, 2013
State Attorneys General (California · Connecticut · Delaware · Hawaii · Maryland Massachusetts · Oregon · Vermont · Washington) Letter Regarding Chemical Safety Improvement Act. July 31, 2013
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles, Blog - TSCA Reform - Lets Fix the Problem. July 30, 2013
Washington Toxics Coalition Blog, A Path Forward for Congress on Chemical Reform. July 30, 2013
SAFER States Blog on Chemical Safety Improvement Act. July 24, 2013
Reforming TSCA - Progressive Principles for Toxic Risk Regulation, Center for Progressive Reform. July 2013
You Broke the Gridlock in Congress, Women's Voices for the Earth, Jamie McConnell's Blog July 2, 2013
National Caucus of Environmental Legislators Statement on Chemical Safety Improvement Act. June 30, 2013
American Sustainable Business Council on TSCA Reform.
For media assistance on this issue: Stephenie Hendricks 415 258-9151 firstname.lastname@example.org Stacy Malkan 510 848-5701.
For news advisories on previous TSCA reform efforts, go to our Press page and scroll down to advisories about the Safe Chemicals Act.