Appeal to your representative Senators!
Toxic chemicals surround us. We envelope ourselves and our children in toxic perfumed laundry detergents; we smear our bodies and hair with untested creams, gels and shampoos. We further damage our health with pesticides used in lawn and garden care, and in agriculture. It is time for legislation to replace the never adequate and very outdated Toxics Substances Control Act. To view each entry, just click on the title or link(s) within each entry.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Only recently has it come to light that our government has permitted tens of thousands of chemicals to be "on the market"-- in our air, our homes our workplaces, our waterways, our bodies... without proper testing. Some of these hazardous to our health chemicals are pesticides used on our lawns and grounds, in agriculture and inside school buildings, hospitals and so on. Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey has introduced legislation which will begin to fix our inadequate system for regulating these toxins.