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

What Senators Aren’t Getting About State Chemical Policies

Consumers across the country – including in New Mexico – have benefited from the reductions in their exposure to toxic chemicals prompted by a handful of states.

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

The toxic flame retardants have not been shown to improve fire safety, and have been linked to serious health impacts, including cancer.

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Reducing Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Our stronger state regulations on toxic chemicals like BPA are at risk in efforts to reform outdated federal chemical laws.

March 30, 2015

Lumber Liquidators Linked to Health and Safety Violations

60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards.

March 30, 2015

Time to Phase Out of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

Eliminating toxic flame retardant chemicals makes our homes safer while improving our health and the health. The industry is responding, but with varying degrees of success to consumers.

March 30, 2015

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

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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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

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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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