Tools for educating yourself and your community about toxic flame retardant chemicals.
Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales.
Women buy the vast majority of consumer products, including virtually all personal care and cleaning products, and they increasingly want safer, healthier products.
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 the United States, children can drink fruit juice beverages made with Red Dye No. 40 and eat macaroni and cheese colored with Yellow Dye No. … More Banned in Europe, Safe in the U.S.
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 These policies are outdated and pose a significant risk to human health and the environment … More Forum: Connecticut, U.S. need to change risky flame-retardant policies
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. … More Wal-Mart tells suppliers no more harmful chemicals in products
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. … More Bill regulating chemicals would protect Connecticut’s children
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 the toxic bull by the horns and consider policies addressing the untested and toxic chemicals in everyday products. Here’s the bull: Toys, clothes, bedding, baby … More At Least 33 States to Consider Toxics Policies in 2014
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. … More BPA increases risk of cancer in human prostate tissue
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 flame retardants, but were replaced with safer alternatives, or material such as cotton, which has flame retardant properties. Despite the fact that the toxic nature … More Carcinogenic chemicals in children’s furniture
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. … More Let’s Work for Toxic-Free Kids
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. … More Cosmetics database shows products’ toxic chemicals