Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our health and safety should always come first.

That's why Environmental Working Group has been at the forefront of the fight to reform America's broken toxics policy. Our children are being born pre-polluted. Enough is enough.

Thankfully, we have a champion in the U.S. Senate - Senator Frank Lautenberg. Earlier this year he introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. This landmark legislation would require the chemical industry to test its products and prove that they're safe for vulnerable groups like children and senior citizens.

But for this bill to become law, more members of Congress must come on board. We need your help to find more co-sponsors for this bill. Tell your senators that you need them to join the fight to protect our children from dangerous toxic chemicals.

Click here to join the fight. Tell your senators to protect children and support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 today!

EWG's groundbreaking research has found hundreds of chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. It proves that babies being born every day have already been exposed to toxic chemicals.

The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 would require the chemical industry to prove that its products are safe before they are sold. Under this bill, chemicals would have to be tested against a strong standard that protects the most vulnerable among us, especially children. The same safety standard has already been shown to be effective and feasible when used for determining the safety of pesticides. This bill would give the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to restrict or prohibit chemicals already known to be dangerous. It would also protect the public from smoke-screening secrecy claims.

It's time for the chemical industry to stop using hazardous pollutants and to make sure its products are safe for children. Congress has taken the first step by introducing the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, but this fight isn't over. Your senators need to hear from you today that you want them to support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011.

Click here to email your senators and tell them to protect children from chemical pollutants.


Anonymous said...

This is important everyone, click the link and let them know we are concerned for our children. Thank you Informer for posting this.

Anonymous said...

This is something that should have been done from the beginning. Nothing like attempting to close the barn door once all the animals are out. I hope other people are following through and signing up and letting our congress representatives know this is a very good idea.