We are extremely disappointed and frustrated that the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act (ESHB 1294) didn’t make it out of the Senate in the final hours of the regular legislative session. The Senate never took up the strong House version of the bill, nor did it accept reasonable compromises offered by the bill sponsors. Massive last-minute lobbying by the American Chemistry Council, the Association of Washington Business and Walmart resulted in the Senate letting the bill die.
Nap time should be filled with sweet dreams, not with cancer causing flame retardants. Unfortunately, our recent testing has uncovered toxic flame retardants in foam nap mats sold in Washington state. We even found that legislators cannot escape these harmful chemicals!
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Well, if you’re stuck, here’s an idea: join the Washington Toxics Coalition team and support our efforts to pass the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act. Help us protect our kids and environment from toxic flame retardants.