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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moving to address a gaping void in the nation’s system of consumer protections, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today (April 16) filed a bill – the “Personal Care Products Safety Act” --  that would create a long-needed bipartisan framework for ensuring that cosmetics ingredients are safe.
 

Monday, April 20, 2015

The fight for chemical safety is on!

It’s time for Congress to hear from you – that you’re fighting for real reform and your family’s health. Take a stand today and join EWG’s #FightForChemicalSafety campaign! All you have to do is post a photo on social media of you or someone or something in your life that you’re fighting for. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are intentionally engineered nanoparticles being added to our food? We don’t know for sure – and federal food regulators aren’t helping us find out the truth.
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

As the Congressional debate over how to fix the failed Toxic Substances Control Act heats up, we have to ask: What would it take for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess the safety of every major chemical on the market?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

American industry often avoids the federal government’s chemical safety checks in an unexpected way, by relying on chemicals “grandfathered” by the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

In the absence of adequate federal regulation of hazardous chemicals, the states have stepped up to protect public health and the environment.

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Consumers rightly expect that the chemicals used in everyday products are safe.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Medical professionals, scientists, states attorneys general, legal scholars, and public interest organizations are all speaking up against the Udall-Vitter Toxic Substances Control Act reform bill (S. 697) backed by chemical companies.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

States have been leading the way when it comes to protecting people from dangerous chemicals.
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fact: Asbestos companies knew the dangers of asbestos for decades, but they put profits before people and continued to sell it.
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A bipartisan resolution passed by the U.S. Senate designates the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week.
 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In 1989, the federal Environmental Protection Agency tried to ban asbestos.
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

My four-year-old son Jack likes to play on the floor.
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

The loss of a family member is devastating – even more so knowing that the death might have been preventable.
 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

If a product you were thinking of buying contained asbestos, chances are you’d want to know while you were in the store, say, by reading a warning on the item’s label.

 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Do you know that your couch may be toxic to you and your kids? A weak federal chemical safety law and poorly designed state fire safety standards fail to protect Americans from thousands of dangerous chemicals like flame retardants.

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It was abundantly clear at the recent Senate hearing that Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee have grave doubts about legislation the chemical industry has written to regulate itself (S.697).
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A growing chorus is speaking out against legislation to update federal chemical safety law that was introduced last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La.  The industry-backed bill would retain the existing weak safety standard for toxic chemicals and limit the ability of states to enact and enforce their own rules to protect public health.
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many Americans probably believe asbestos was banned years ago, consigned to the trash bin of history, never to be seen again. Not so. This notorious human carcinogen is still legal for use in the U.S.
 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The two chemical safety “reform” bills introduced this week provide a clear choice for members of Congress.
 

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