The proposed Chemical Safety Improvement Act not only fails to fix America's famously broken toxic chemicals law, but in many ways it will weaken protection against harmful chemicals.
The Chemical Safety Improvement Act would not strictly regulate chemicals that remain in the environment or in our bodies for decades. Nor does it protect communities located near chemical plants.
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A press release from the Environmental Working Group.
A new chemical "reform" bill has been introduced in the Senate.
The problem is, the new bill not only fails to fix America's famously broken toxic chemicals law, in many ways it will weaken protection against chemicals that could harm you and your family.
Your senators and representative need to know that you want real reform now and the industry-backed Chemical Safety Improvement Act is unacceptable.
Click here to take action right now. Tell your elected officials that you want laws that protect us from harmful chemicals, not laws that protect the chemical industry from reasonable, effective regulation.
Toxic chemicals are everywhere. Not long ago, the Environmental Working Group's research detected 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. Of those, 180 are known to cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.
Here are only a few ways this bill fails to protect you and your family from these chemicals:
EWG is opposing industry's Chemical Safety Improvement Act. It is not an improvement over current law and in many ways is worse. We think it is time for real reform — and we need your help. Make sure your senators and member of Congress know that this bill is unacceptable.
Click here to take action today. We need real toxics reform in Congress. This industry-backed bill is unacceptable.
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