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.
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.
May 25, 2016
Even as federal chemical policy reform is enacted, states must do their part as experts in innovative chemical policy.
May 20, 2016
By Memorial Day, our nation could pass a long-awaited overhaul of a bedrock environmental law that will guide the way our nation regulates toxic chemicals. And after 40 years of broken legislation, isn’t it time we got it right? Unfortunately, the proposal that will soon be up for a vote would take away the rights of states to protect their citizens. Safer States joins Congress members and state environmental officials urging lawmakers to fix the problem before a final vote.
April 07, 2016
Legislation banning toxic flame retardants was signed in Washington — and moving all across the country!
February 22, 2016
23 states and the District of Columbia will take on toxic chemicals in everyday products in 2016. Is your state on the list?
February 01, 2016
It’s the duty of a state Attorney General to counsel government on how the law works best for the nation. So when twelve of them are telling Congress what states need in order to protect people from toxic chemicals, it’s worth a listen.
January 05, 2016
From market share to protected citizens to healthier products — we do the numbers for toxics in 2015
December 18, 2015
On the evening of December 17, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would amend the nation's main chemical policy, the 1976 Toxics Substances Control Act. As lawmakers negotiate a final bill, SAFER states will continue to work hard to ensure that states remain empowered to protect citizens from toxic chemicals.
October 12, 2015
State action is a powerful force that affects change nationwide. And we need that power working in harmony with federal law for the best interest of our health, environment and economy well into the future.