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.
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Seattle Times Editorial: Ban Flame Retardants that Harm Children
Two Washington lawmakers, who are also firefighters, helped secure state House passage of legislation to protect children from toxics flame retardants and harmful replacements.
Firefighters Want Ban on Chemical Flame Retardants in Children's Products
Firefighters told lawmakers Wednesday that Tris chemicals, two flame retardants linked to cancer and other health problems, are dangerous and don’t belong in children’s products.
What's On Your List? Toxic Chemicals in Your Shopping Cart
children’s products have reported widespread use of harmful chemicals under a
reporting requirement of the landmark
Washington state 2008 Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA). Read our latest report: What’s on Your
List? Toxic Chemicals in Your Shopping Cart.
More Votes for Tris Ban This Year in Legislature
The effort to ban flame retardants in household products in Washington seems to be gathering steam.
State Legislators Like Chances for Toxics Bill in Senate
The three North Olympic Peninsula legislators
are hopeful a bill banning certain carcinogenic flame retardants from
child products and upholstered furniture will make it through the state
Senate after a strong showing in the House.
Huffington Post: Flame Retardant Furniture May Leave A Toxic Legacy
California's new Technical Bulletin 117 removes a decades old requirement that flame retardants be included in the filling of upholstered furniture.
Congress Blog: Public Health Focus can Save Chemical Reform Effort.
While Senate and House committees dig into chemical policy it is important to remember the point of reform: protecting public health.
Watch "Toxic Hot Seat," a new documentary on the sordid history of and fight to ban the use of toxic flame retardants on HBO through December.