Toxic Hot Seat in Vancouver September 9th
August 1, 2014
Join us for a free screening of Toxic Hot Seat, a film by James Redford and Kirby Walker that follows the courageous moms, firefighters, scientists, and law-makers who fought to expose a shadowy campaign that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies—a campaign so cunning, it’s taken nearly 40 years to unravel.
Send a photo to WA Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and tell her to Vote NO on the Chemicals in Commerce Act.
May 27, 2014
As a member of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Cathy McMorris Rodgers has a chance to stand up for the people of Washington by voting no on the Chemicals in Commerce Act. Send her a message with a photo of your family or pregnancy to show her why this matters to you.
Walgreens: We Need You to Mind the Store! - Sign the Petition
April 8, 2014
Sign the petition to Walgreens as part of a national Mind the Store action calling on the retailer to remove toxic chemicals from their products. Contact Rebecca at email@example.com to learn how you can help.
Senate: We Can't Wait Any Longer to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants!
March 6, 2014
Call your Senator and let them know you want real toxics reform for Washington! Call 1(800) 562.6000 and leave a message urging support for the Toxic Free Kids and Families Act and ban all toxic flame retardants on the list of Chemicals of High Concern for Children and stop chemical companies from being able to just replace one bad chemical for another. Your voice will make a difference!
Join our Healthy Family Squad
Are you a parent? A grandparent? An aunt? An uncle? A pet owner? Washington Toxics Coalition is connecting people throughout the state who want to live in a healthy, toxic free community. Join us! We are organizing teams of Healthy Family Squads with people just like you - interested in staying up-to-speed on what is happening in Olympia as we work to pass the Toxic-free Kids and Families Act in 2014.
August 27, 2014
July 18, 2014
Most Chemicals Aren't Tested Enough to Know - by Emily Cousins
July 14, 2014
June 30, 2014
Making a Splash at the Salish Sea Conference
May 1, 2014
April 29, 2014
April 28, 2014
April 8, 2014
March, 25 2014
February 6, 2014
January 31, 2014
January 27, 2014
January 14, 2014
December 23, 2013
December 7, 2013
November 23, 2013
November 15, 2013
October 31, 2013
October 15, 2013
October 3, 2013
September 24, 2013
September 10, 2013
Would You like Flame Retardants with That Couch?
"I get moms crying on the phone," said Robinson, owner of the green furniture company EcoBalanza.Their main concern is protecting their loved ones from exposure to toxic chemicals.
Toxic Flame Retardants STILL in Children's Products
The results of the flame retardant testing in children's products by the Department of Ecology points to the dire need for immediate action by the legislature to ban these toxic flame retardants now and give the agency the authority to ban other harmful flame retardants, so manufacturers are unable to continue to replace one bad chemical with another.
Rep Ross Hunter Speaks on Federal Toxics Policy Fail: Congress Working on Toxics Policy
Rep. Ross Hunter's (D-48) commitment to reducing our exposure to toxic chemicals didn't stop when he successfully passed a bill to ban PBDE flame retardants, which then led to a national ban. Now he's spreading the word that the Chemicals in Commerce Act, currently in the House Energy & Commerce committee, is bad public policy, which will adversely impact our state and the country.
Kaiser Permanente Commits to Furniture Free from Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals
Concerned about increasing levels of potentially harmful chemicals in the environment, Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is the first health system in the country to do this. The decision could impact more than 38 hospitals and 600 medical offices in eight states and the District of Columbia.
There's a reason the American Chemistry Council could barely contain their exuberance during a recent hearing on the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA)
Are you willing to leave it to the federal government to protect you and your family? Washington state has been a leader in protecting kids and the environment from harmful chemicals such as lead, BPA and toxic flame retardants.
Cancer Rates Among Firefighters are Skyrocketing
Running TOWARD a burning building is in the job description. Danger is a daily part of life for a firefighter.What wasn't in the job description for Lt. Adam Lamb was throat cancer. "He sticks the needle in there, pulls it out, five minutes later he says you have a squamous cell carcinoma in your neck, you have cancer,” said Lamb. Lamb would endure 38 weeks of radiation and chemo. "I'm one of those people for me everything's positive and uh… I lost that for awhile and it was dark,” he said.