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Defeat the Hazardous "Chemicals in Commerce Act"

May 28, 2014

Shockingly, autism rates have more than doubled since the year 2000, and the condition now affects one of every 68 eight-year-olds. The largest-ever study of its kind recently found that the risk of autism is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors -- including exposure to pollution and toxic chemicals during early brain development.

We are endangering our children through exposure to toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces, schools or neighborhoods.

Our current chemical management system is broken and needs reform. Unfortunately, the reform proposal in the House of Representatives, the "Chemicals in Commerce Act," would do very little to protect public health and reduce exposures to toxic chemicals.

  • It would not allow EPA to impose health-protective restrictions on chemicals that fail a safety review.
  • It would supersede state authority, curtailing stronger state chemical policy, now and in the future.
  • It violates the right of the public to know what toxic chemicals are in their products.
  • It offers no special protection to vulnerable populations like pregnant women, children, workers exposed to toxic chemicals on the job, or hot-spot communities.

We need you to take action right now to stop this bill -- a House subcommittee could be voting on the Chemicals in Commerce Act this week. Tell your representative you want health protective chemical policy reform, not legislation that protects chemical companies at the expense of our health.

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