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
(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
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
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
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?
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.
Our stronger state regulations on toxic chemicals like BPA are at risk in efforts to reform outdated federal chemical laws.
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.
60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards.
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.
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.
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