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Lisa
Lisa Frack, Online Parent Organizer.

Lisa connects with parents online to share EWG's research and activism opportunities on kid safe products, environmental health and toxics. She holds a BA in history from Princeton and a Masters in Public Policy from Duke. Lisa's two young children inspire her to make choosing safe products a simple task for even the busiest of parents. When offline, Lisa enjoys gardening, the amazingly beautiful Oregon coast, and reading book after book (after book) with her kids.

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Key stakeholders share ideas about TSCA reform

Key stakeholders share ideas about TSCA reform
The morning session of today’s historic conference exploring routes to federal chemical policy reform made clear that there is now a strong consensus among key stakeholders – industry, the EPA and the White House, the environmental health community – on the need to reform the Toxic Substances...

A Landmark Conversation: The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy

A Landmark Conversation: The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy
Under the outdated and toothless federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), chemicals can go on the U.S. market with little or no safety testing, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only limited power to protect public health. One result, studies have shown, is that babies are born with...

Cell phone radiation rules so last century

Cell phone radiation rules so last century
Cell phones used to be luxuries, like 8-track car stereos.  Now they’re everyday essentials, like toothbrushes. Especially for kids. An estimated 71 percent of American tweens and teens own cell phones, and more than half use the device daily, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Is...

Sacramento says: Let them eat BPA

Sacramento says: Let them eat BPA
Last week I realized (again) how hard it is for citizens to protect their children when corporate interests are at stake.  It’s a maddeningly familiar equation: Threat to children  + Overwhelming constituent support + Solid science + Well-financed industry opposition with fear tactics = =...

Message in a BPA-free bottle: Destination Sacramento

Message in a BPA-free bottle: Destination Sacramento
Yes, there are BPA-free baby bottles.  No, they’re not cheap or available in every neighborhood.  And you’re right, your ‘to-do’ list should not include getting a degree in toxicology, deciphering cryptic labels, or spending hours (that you likely don’t have) researching...

Environment creates new strategy in Oregon Deca ban

Environment creates new strategy in Oregon Deca ban
It feels good to celebrate a victory now and again, doesn’t it? Especially when you’re in the business of reforming chemical policy in a country with an ineffective toxics law and a well-funded chemical lobby that routinely flies lobbyists from state capitol to state capitol to save its products....