Pushing For Meaningful Toxics Reform

Pushing For Meaningful Toxics Reform

 We’ve got a toxics problem and the U.S. Senate could make it worse – not better. Your voice needs to be heard. Our nation’s main law for managing chemicals is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Passed in 1976, this law is thought to be highly flawed and very much in need of reform if we are to get a handle on toxic exposures and the health problems they cause. Right now, legislation to reform TSCA is moving in the U.S. Congress, with the Senate expected to vote soon. But the bill on the table has too many flaws to be considered true reform. We’re mobilizing people to let their U.S. Senators know that we need a federal toxics law that really does keep the worst chemicals off the market, that really does reduce exposure to toxic chemicals that are causing cancer, brain damage and other health effects, and that doesn’t stop states from doing even more to protect people’s health. We can have healthier communities and safer products and we need a strong visionary federal program to do this.

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