The group that fought for (& won) Connecticut's BPA bans. Now running the CT Campaign for Toxic-Free Kids.

Blumenthal Calls On Consumer Product Safety Commission To Finalize New Standards To End Use Of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals In Upholstered Furniture

(Hartford, CT) – Following growing scientific evidence that links use of flame retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture to serious health concerns, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Barbara … Continue reading

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Companies Respond to Women’s Call for Toxic-Free Products

Women buy the vast majority of consumer products, including virtually all personal care and cleaning products, and they increasingly want safer, healthier products.

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Study could reduce firefighter exposures to toxic chemicals

Being a firefighter has always required bravery and fire safety smarts. But fighting fires in today’s modern buildings, which are filled with chemicals, has increased the health risks to firefighters … Continue reading

January 13, 2015

Flame Retardant Tool Kit

Tools for educating yourself and your community about toxic flame retardant chemicals.

January 9, 2015

New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales.

January 6, 2015

Banned in Europe, Safe in the U.S.

Who determines whether chemicals are safe — and why do different governments come up with such different answers? By Elizabeth Grossman Published in ENSIA magazine. June 9, 2014 — In … Continue reading

June 12, 2014

Forum: Connecticut, U.S. need to change risky flame-retardant policies

The United States needs to rethink its policies on the uses of flame-retardants in consumer products. These policies are outdated and pose a significant risk to human health and the environment

April 22, 2014

Wal-Mart tells suppliers no more harmful chemicals in products

Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday notified its suppliers they will have to reformulate soaps, makeup and household cleaners as the world’s largest retailer begins to shed harmful chemicals from store shelves.

April 22, 2014

Bill regulating chemicals would protect Connecticut’s children

Pending legislation before the Connecticut General Assembly will be a crucial first step in implementing a far-reaching, yet common sense regulation of potentially harmful chemicals by requiring the establishment of a list of priority chemicals of “high concern” to children that is reviewed and revised every two years.

March 26, 2014

At Least 33 States to Consider Toxics Policies in 2014

Posted by SAFER States on Jan 28, 2014 Thank goodness for states. This year, at least 33 states—more than half the nation—will step up as defenders of public health. They will take … Continue reading

January 28, 2014

BPA increases risk of cancer in human prostate tissue

Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts, can increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

January 24, 2014

Carcinogenic chemicals in children’s furniture

By Susan Eastwood, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut Back in the 1970’s, carcinogenic chemicals called PBDEs were removed from children’s pajamas. Why were they there? They were used as … Continue reading

January 23, 2014

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About the Coalition:

Mission:
Our mission is to correct the fundamental flaws in government policies that allow harm to our health and environment.

Our Goals:
1. Protect our health and our children, workers, communities and the environment
2. Support a Healthy State Economy
3. Enhance Security & Public Safety

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