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
Women buy the vast majority of consumer products, including virtually all personal care and cleaning products, and they increasingly want safer, healthier products.
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
Tools for educating yourself and your community about toxic flame retardant chemicals.
Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales.
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
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 These policies are outdated and pose a significant risk to human health and the environment
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.
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.
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
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.