May 24, 2016
Toxic Substances Control Act Update Could Leave Washingtonians Without Critical Health Protections From Toxic ChemicalsWe are disappointed in the proposed reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act, specifically their impact on kids, pregnant women and other populations particularly vulnerable to toxic chemical exposures.
Governor Inslee To Sign Strongest Ban In Nation On Toxic Flame Retardants In Home Furniture, Kids’ ProductsMar 31, 2016
- Governor Jay Inslee signs the nation's strongest ban on toxic flame retardants in home furniture and kids' products.
Statement of the Washington Toxics Coalition on the House Passage of the Toxic-Free Kids and Families ActFeb 14, 2016
Bill to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants Passes On Bipartisan VoteThe following is the statement of Washington Toxics Coalition’s Executive Director Laurie Valeriano on the passage of the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act (HB 2545) in the Washington State House of Representatives today on a bipartisan vote of 76-21:
New Washington Toxics Coalition Study Uncovers Air As Significant Source Of Exposure To New Generation Of Toxic Flame RetardantsJan 20, 2016
- A new generation of flame retardants used as replacement chemicals to now-banned compounds are present in air at much higher concentrations than the chemicals they are replacing, according to a new peer-reviewed study appearing in the journal Chemosphere.
Dec 13, 2013Congress Blog
- While Senate and House committees dig into chemical policy it is important to remember the point of reform: protecting public health. The connection between common chemicals and health problems such as infertility, cancer, learning disabilities, and autism is what has grabbed the public’s attention. It is why 22 states have passed chemical restrictions of some kind. It is why major retailers and manufactures are starting to restrict hazardous chemicals.
Nov 21, 2013Bellingham Herald
- You might reasonably assume that the federal government regulates and tests most of the chemicals found in our children's toys, household products, and other consumer goods to make sure they are safe. They do not. In response, states like Washington stepped up with stronger chemical safety state laws to protect consumers and the environment from the impacts of toxic chemicals.
Sep 16, 2013
- This time of year is one of transition; back to school, the sun is setting a little earlier and rising a little later. For some of us, the Jewish High Holy days are looming very close. They arrive at a perfect time — in the midst of all of these changes. It is now that we take account of what is truly important and make adjustments accordingly.
Sep 24, 2012Seattle PI.com
- For the first time, makers of children’s products are disclosing the presence in their products of 66 toxic chemicals that are a concern to children’s health.