“If we learned one thing from 2020, it’s that good public health is the foundation of a strong society. The passage of this bill will contribute to the well being of our most vulnerable as well as all Massachusetts residents."
Last night the Massachusetts House and Senate passed a ban on toxic flame retardant chemicals sending it to the Governor’s desk just under the wire as the end of the two year legislative session approaches.
In a move which could soon lead to more protection for firefighters and families, and improved public health and safety for Massachusetts residents, a crucial bill moved through the House of Representatives and over to the Senate this week.
“Massachusetts voters have spoken: this moment in human history is the time to back and support our climate champions, not to sideline them."
Community leaders call on legislators to end environmental inequality at #LetUsBreathe justice town hall
Town hall speakers underscore dire circumstances facing at-risk communities during COVID-19 due to toxic air, compromised immune system, and lack of appropriate regulation from the State
Learn about flame retardants, chemicals that are added to everyday products such as highchairs, car seats, nursing pads, upholstered furniture, carpet pads, nap mats, strollers, electronics (including toys) and many more common household products. Many flame retardants are hazardous to our health. Over time flame retardants escape from the products they are used in and get into the air and dust around us.