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

State Bans Plastic Microbeads

Connecticut lawmakers have banned the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics, according to the office of State Rep. Terry Backer. Non-biodegradable microbeads – found in soaps, cleansers, toothpaste, and other … Continue reading

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Connecticut Bans Toxic Lawn Pesticides in Municipal Playgrounds Statewide

(Beyond Pesticides, July 10, 2015) The Connecticut General Assembly last week passed legislation banning toxic lawn pesticides on municipal playgrounds, effective October 1, 2015. In the omnibus budget implementation Bill 1502 at … Continue reading

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THANK YOU!!! Home Depot and Lowe’s Eliminating Toxic Phthalates in Flooring

We went to Lowe’s on Earth Day and asked them to take toxic phthalates out of their vinyl flooring. So did concerned citizens around the country. And guess what? They did! … Continue reading

July 13, 2015

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

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?

April 23, 2015

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

THE NEW YORK TIMES
RACHEL ABRAMS APRIL 22, 2015

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.

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Our stronger state regulations on toxic chemicals like BPA are at risk in efforts to reform outdated federal chemical laws.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