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  • March 21, 2007
    Doctors and Nurses Urge Legislators to Eliminate Toxic Flame Retardants

    Doctors and nurses from around Washington are saying “the science is in hand” on the toxic flame retardants PBDEs and are urging quick passage of a bill to ban all forms of the chemical.

  • November 2, 2006
    EPA Releases 2006 Children’s Environmental Health Report

    Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2006 Children’s Environmental Health Report. Recognizing children’s unique vulnerability to environmental exposures, the report openly acknowledges that “There are up to 80,000 chemicals registered for manufacturers in the United States, and only a fraction of these have been tested for their effects on human health. Children are exposed to chemicals everyday, as they are ubiquitous.”

  • October 4, 2006
    California Establishes the Nation’s First Statewide Biomonitoring Program

    On September 29, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1379 to establish the nation’s first statewide biomonitoring program.

  • September 22, 2006
    EPA's New Particulate Matter Standards Fail To Protect Public Health

    Ignoring the recommendations of its own expert science advisors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on September 21st a final decision on new national air quality standards for particulate matter that will fail to protect public health. The EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, its Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, and an unprecedented number of national medical and public health organizations all called upon the EPA to set much tougher standards. Instead, EPA chose to adopt standards which scientific studies have shown are not adequately sufficient to protect the health of Americans from particle pollution.

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  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.