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
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! Learn more...
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.
Scientists have been puzzling over why toxic flame retardant chemicals used in products in our homes, like couches and TVs, are showing up in Puget Sound, rivers, and other waters across the state. Now they have an answer thanks to a new peer-reviewed study.
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.