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Let's talk some serious shop about TSCA reform
Today we invite you to join an important conversation about our nation's chemical policy - and how we're going to reform it. The fact that we need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is hardly in dispute.
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) put TSCA on its 'high-risk' list earlier this year. Even the American Chemical Council (ACC) acknowledged the need for change. On the Kid-Safe blog you'll find all the info you need on TSCA reform - in one convenient place:
- Important action opportunities,
- Timely updates about the bill's status in Congress, and
- Thought-provoking commentary from policy experts, decision makers, and the media.
Read some of the latest posts
Is our stuff killing us? by Elaine Shannon
There's a lot to love about the 21st Century. Wireless. Hybrids. Ipods. Hockey in June. But modern life comes at the price of a body burden of pollutants. The stuff we like is amazingly light, pliable, tough, tiny, shatter-proof, stain-proof, waterproof, spongy, fire-resistant, explosive, clear, brilliant, fragrant, sleek, silky or some of the above because it's made of complex mixtures of chemicals -- that end up in us.
Winning on BPA? Not so fast. by Richard Wiles
It's been quite a ride with the fight against the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA)- David vs. Goliath, public interest advocates and a handful of scientists pushing back against lobbyists and dealmakers, shady government contractors, bogus science, backroom strategy sessions.
Measuring Pollution in People. by Nena Baker
The mass spectrometers needed to measure traces of chemicals and their byproducts in human samples of blood and urine are big beige machines that, to the untrained eye, look like something you might find at your neighborhood photocopy store.
Check it out today - and weigh in!
The more voices at this table, the better. Read and comment on our new Kid-Safe blog today.
Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important national conversation about our nation's failing toxics policy. The need for a strong law that values human health is clear, and it's only together that we'll get there.