Massachusetts can protect the health of its residents, care for its environment and invest in a 21st century infrastructure. Please join Clean Water Action to help pass legislation which stewards our transition to clean energy, grows the green economy, cuts waste and moves us away from toxic chemicals. Ask your legislators to help grow healthy, vibrant communities by supporting these bills.
February is the month for sweethearts to fan the flames of love, and this year for those in the trenches of toxic chemical phase out it's been the month of new news on flame retardants.
Today, Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow helped to release Naptime Nightmares, a new study on Chlorinated Tris in nap mats used in day care centers. Chlorinated Tris may not exactly be a common household name, but it is a resident in many of our homes as it is used as a flame retardant in furniture and many other products. It may also ring a bell as the chemical that was banned from children's pajamas in the 1970s because of its health impacts--Chlorinated Tris is linked to cancer and may cause genetic damage as well. Unfortunately, in a case of "regrettable substitution," it has been been making a resurgence in recent years as a replacement for the flame retardants known as PBDEs that the industry has been phasing out due to consumer pressure and laws passed in some states.
The numbers are in, and the chemical lobby has spent millions in this election to back candidates for Senate. We need your help to fight back and make sure Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren know that you care about increased oversight on toxic chemicals!
Will you join Americans across the country to contact Brown and Warren and ask them to support the platform of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, our national partners in updating the country's chemical laws?
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