Bill regulating chemicals would protect Connecticut’s children

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

At Least 33 States to Consider Toxics Policies in 2014

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

Carcinogenic chemicals in children’s furniture

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