The stakes are high. Decisions made in Washington this week will determine the toxic chemical load carried by this generation's children and grandchildren.
The Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 is moving through Congress right now, and it could turn our 30-year-old "innocent until proven guilty" approach to toxic chemicals on its head. The proposed bill is a huge step forward - but it's not yet strong enough.
Act Now! We need to help Congress get it right. Call your Representative today with this simple message: Persistent chemicals have got to go.
To protect future generations, the Safe Chemicals Act must direct EPA to take swift action on persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBTs). These chemicals can last for years in the environment and build up in our bodies over time.
PBTs have been linked to cancer, infertility, diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Most can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many of these chemicals - including many pesticides - have already been banned by other countries around the world.
Call today. Policymakers can no longer ignore the mounting evidence of the dangers of our daily exposure to toxic chemicals, and the importance of eliminating PBTs.
Thank you for taking action to build a healthier future.
Friday, June 18, 2010
The latest alert from the Pesticide Action Network, dealing with the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010: