Chemical Safety Laws

Stronger protections from harmful chemicals

For too long, business has been allowed to put harmful chemicals in everyday products first, and make their products safer only after people get sick. If a company wants to bring a new drug to market, the government requires years of research and safety testing. But a chemical company can put new chemicals on the market tomorrow, without any testing to show that this new synthetic product will be safe for our health or the environment.

Industry pockets billions of dollars each year from the sale of chemicals that are not adequately tested for safety. In contrast, we pay to use their products, we pay with our health, lost wages and healthcare costs when we get sick; we pay for the clean up when the chemicals pollute the environment, and our tax dollars pay for studies to assess the damage when evidence mounts about chemical health threats.

Today CEH is working to oppose a Senate bill introduced by Senators Vitter and Udall that represents a giant leap backwards in the fight against toxic, disease-causing chemicals. Want to help us? 

Find out more about our work to strengthen the Chemical Safety Improvement Act.