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.
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Reform of Federal Product Safety Law Must Not Lower State Standards: WA Attorney General, Bob Ferguson
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.
New Study Shows Toxic Flame Retardants in Nearly 90% of Children’s Furniture
Most children’s furniture contains toxic flame retardant chemicals linked to serious health problems, according to a new study released by the Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC).
Seattle Times Editorial: Flame Retardant Makes the List
A long struggle to protect kids from toxic chemicals in children’s products takes a big step forward with a new regulatory listing.
New Report: Walmart: Get the Lead Out
Our latest report, Walmart: Get the Lead Out shows that Walmart is selling jewelry containing alarmingly high levels of lead. Some of the jewelry tested was as high as 30 percent lead. Levels like these endanger the lives of children and workers exposed to them.
To Sanitize or to Soap?
Introducing our new column, the Household Environmentalist, by former Seattle Times columnist, Susan McGrath. McGrath has contributed her insights on science, natural history, and the environment to our work over the years.