Our Goals

It’s a big, ambitious vision: implementing common-sense chemical policies, building markets for the safest products, taking stubborn polluters to court, and changing how business does business.

To protect your family’s health, we’re challenging the powerful chemical industry and its armies of well-paid lawyers, lobbyists, and PR spin masters.  It’s a battle that requires a staff of experts in science, public health, and business.  It’s also one that requires the right mix of strategies and a smart, thoughtful plan that makes the best possible use of our resources.

Here are some of the game-changing projects we’re currently working on to make your family safer:

  • Building the mandate for common-sense chemical regulations that push businesses to test the safety of their chemicals, disclose the data, and use the safest chemicals available.
  • Creating incentives for safer energy sources that promote the health of children, families, workers, and communities.
  • Protecting people nationwide from immediate toxic threats by enforcing current laws.
  • Expanding the use of safer and environmentally friendly materials as replacements for toxic plastics used in food containers and food packaging.
  • Ending the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in furniture and baby products.

Of course, the chemical industry changes quickly and without notice.  When it does, we shift our focus and targets to respond to opportunities and urgent threats. But whatever our projects, our long-term goals remain the same:

  • Political Will – The development of political will to make environmental health a priority as part of building healthy communities and a healthy economy.
  • Cultural Shift – The shift, through increased public awareness and engagement, to a culture that values health over short-term profit.
  • Market Incentives – The creation of market incentives that show businesses that it is in their short-term and long-term interest to protect children, families, workers, and communities from toxic chemicals.
  • Public Policy – The creation and adoption of chemical regulations that foster the development and use of safer chemicals and products and the allocation of resources to enforce and implement those policies in way that actually protects families from toxic chemicals.
  • Business Practices – The development of business practices that don’t harm people or the environment, and the demonstration of the bottom-line benefit of those practices.