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

It’s Personal: Calling on Walgreens for a Safe Chemical Policy

How is it that all of us lost our moms too early in our lives? Why are cancer rates, and rates of other chronic disorders linked to toxic chemicals like learning disabilities so elevated population-wide?


Home Depot Says It Will Phase Out Chemical Used in Vinyl Flooring


Facing pressure from consumer groups, Home Depot said it would discontinue use of a potentially harmful chemical in its vinyl flooring by the end of the year.


Toxic Phthalates Widespread in Vinyl Flooring Sold by Top Retailers

Hearst Media Group Blogs Posted on April 22, 2015 | By Jonathan Kantrowitz Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut A new study has found that most vinyl flooring … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

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Our stronger state regulations on toxic chemicals like BPA are at risk in efforts to reform outdated federal chemical laws.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

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.

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

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.

January 27, 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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