Tag: TSCA Reform

My Story with the Chemical Industry

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I worked in an environment that was hazardous to my health for many years. At first I didn’t realize it. But as time passed, I became aware that many of the on-site substances were known to cause cancer in some groups of workers as well as laboratory animals. Stuff like benzene, methylene chloride, and PCBs……

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Money talks. But it’s time to shut it up.

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In the Supreme Court Case, Citizens United, the Court ruled for the first time that corporations are guaranteed the same free speech rights as real people to influence elections. The problem is, they have more money. A lot more money. As the saying goes, “Money talks.” So while many of us exercise our democratic right…

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Mrs. Brune Goes to Washington – My Story from the Stroller Brigade

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Crossposted from Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog. On May 22nd, I traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Stroller Brigade for Safe Chemicals. It’s difficult to put into words how it felt to be surrounded by hundreds of other people (mothers, cancer survivors, nurses, steel workers) all fighting for healthier policies for…

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Stand Up to Support the Safe Chemicals Act!

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The mounting evidence can’t be denied: toxic chemicals we’re exposed to everyday can significantly increase the risk of developing a myriad of health problems including infertility, learning and developmental disabilities, and even cancer. Congress has an obligation to pass a law that will protect our families from harmful chemicals. Tell Congress: We’re tired of being…

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Mr. Tortorello: Stop the Toxic Insults;They Aren’t Helping

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Crossposted from Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog Reading Michael Tortorello’s recent piece published March 14th in the New York Times (“Is It Safe to Play Yet? Going to Extreme Lengths to Purge Household Toxins”), evoked in me the same reaction the writer insinuates that reports of environmental toxins evoke in many mothers: crazed anger. Or…

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NPR Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health

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Are you still scratching your head about what TSCA reform is and why it’s important? Wondering how scientists determine the health effects of chemicals like PERC or perfluorinated compounds? Give a listen to this Living On Earth segment featuring Richard Denison. He does a fantastic job of explaining both the science and the politics in…

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Victory: Sen. Feinstein to Cosponsor Safe Chemicals Act!

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Exciting news! In response to requests from CEH and other health groups, Senator Dianne Feinstein agreed to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act. Thanks to all of you who participated in our advocacy efforts—whether you signed a letter, participated in a stroller brigade, or called her office directly. Your support kept the pressure on and amplified…

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A Holiday Gift for Generations to Come

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Crossposted from the Huffington Post. The Miracle of Life: When reading my Pregnancy Day-by-Day book this morning, I learned that the baby girl growing inside my womb has developed all of the eggs she will have in her lifetime. At 18 weeks, my daughter already carries within her tiny body the seeds of my grandchildren!…

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Hello, Senator? Give the Gift of Safer Chemicals, Please!

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Today is a National Call-In Day for Safer Chemicals, organized by CEH and our coalition partners. By calling your Senator today, you have the exciting opportunity to add to the nationwide support for safer chemicals. Parents, doctors, teachers, nurses and others who care about their families’ health are calling their Senators to ask them to…

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Urge Senator Feinstein to Support the Safe Chemicals Act!

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YOU can participate in bringing about greater Senate support for the Safe Chemicals Act! CALL or SEND a message (or both!) to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office and ask her to sign-on as a co-sponsor of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011.  Tell Senator Feinstein:  I want Safer Chemicals!

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