Toxic Industrial Chemicals Found in 10 Varieties of Macaroni and Cheese Powders

July 13, 2017

Coalition for Safer Food Processing and Packaging

Laboratory testing of 10 varieties of macaroni and cheese products has revealed toxic industrial chemicals (known as phthalates) in the cheese powders of all of the tested items, according to the Coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging, a national alliance of leading public health and food safety groups.

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Celebrating Connecticut's Administrative Victory

June 21, 2017

Drake Skaggs

Clean Water Action in Connecticut has scored a huge victory for public health. After years of pressure from advocates, several state agencies are taking steps to educate the public on the dangers of toxic chemicals. 

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Sound Science, Protective Policy

April 20, 2017

State governments from coast to coast are doubling down on science as a foundation for good governance and health-protective policy.

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Guest Blog: Toxic Paint Strippers And What To Do About Them

April 05, 2017

Naomi of Plaster & Disaster

Thanks to http://www.plasteranddisaster.com for this great blog post discussing the hazardous chemicals and dangers of using paint strippers. The EPA is currently the EPA is considering a rule to ban the two worst of these chemicals, and you can help by sending a note to the EPA voicing your support for the ban.

TOXIC PAINT STRIPPERS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

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Toxics policies predictions for 2017

February 07, 2017

States are once again asserting their authority to address health hazards from chemicals in everyday products by introducing policies in at least 21 state legislatures.

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EPA announces ten priority chemicals

November 29, 2016

As promised, EPA announced the first ten toxic chemicals that they’ll evaluate in order to protect human health and the environment. It's a great start, and a call for states to act in partnership with the agency.

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Labor Day

September 07, 2016

Until everyone enjoys a safe and healthy workplace, it’s our responsibility to follow in the footsteps of our labor heroes and insist on a better way.

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Walmart: Toxics by the mind-boggling numbers

July 29, 2016

Walmart has the power to influence how 90,000 items are made by 700 manufacturers. So when the world’s largest retailer pledges to remove ten toxics from products on its shelves, it’s no small change.

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Consensus: We must protect kids from lead and also prevent the next lead.

July 01, 2016

In project TENDR, national scientists and health experts are speaking with a single voice: If we are to reduce autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities and other learning and behavioral disabilities, we must address toxic chemical threats. State-level work is essential if we’re to avoid creating the next toxic legacy.

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The President Signs TSCA Bill — And The Real Work Begins for States

June 22, 2016

President Obama signed reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act into law. But it will take time and resources to ensure that gaps, flaws and weaknesses are addressed — along with the work of state-grown experts who have been effectively driving chemical stewardship for decades.

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