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.
The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy CT has a sister website for our Campaign for Toxic-Free Kids!
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 These policies are outdated and pose a significant risk to human health and the environment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.
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.
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
I can remember vividly the day that I first realized there are toxic chemicals in cosmetic products. I was in shock and quite frankly quite pissed off.
Consumers can now see whether their personal care products contain toxic chemicals, using an online database made available Friday by the California Department of Public Health.
Over the past 6 months the coalition has undergone some branding updates. We’re pleased to announce the release of our newly updated coalition brochure.
Supporters: Now that it’s a new year, we look back and celebrate all that we accomplished in 2013, thanks to you. CT remains a leader in the country for passing … Continue reading
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