Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Please don't tell me a pre-polluted baby is just fine."

The nation's current toxic chemical regulatory law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, is in drastic need of reform. Passed in 1976 and never amended since, TSCA is widely regarded as the weakest of all major environmental laws on the books today. 62,000 chemicals were grandfathered in under TSCA and only 200 have been tested be the EPA. Since then another 20,000 chemicals have been added to the books with little or no testing to support their safety.
I try to offer digestible bits of information, things you can read in a few short minutes or implement without too much stress. Here, I am asking a little more. I encourage you to watch a 22 minute video of a presentation by the Environmental Working Group on the sources of toxic chemicals found in our bodies. Please, put your babies to bed and save a few minutes in your evening to watch this.
The Environmental Working Group has proposed the Kids-Safe Chemicals Act to the United States Congress in order to reduce the exposure of children, workers, and consumers to toxic chemical substances.
Start now with the EWG's Everday Pollution Solutions tip sheet.

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