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 It is time for legislation to replace the never adequate and very outdated Toxics Substances Control Act.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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Why The Need For Oversight

Approximately one year ago, a group of citizens from around the State of New Hampshire joined their efforts to put forth HB1456, a study bill to learn about the chemicals placed on our lawns and school grounds... Commonly used home and garden pesticides include Glyphosate-(Roundup)15% of which is comprised of a surfactant called polyoxethyleneamine (POEA) which is 3 x more acutely toxic than the active ingredient (glyphosate) itself. 2-4-D is a possible carcinogen and endocrine disruptor, pendimethylin is a Pre-emergent chemical to control weeds such as crabgrass and a Class C- Possible Human carcinogen, Chlorpyrifos was most widely used insecticide in U.S. with over 30 million lb/yr. used annually. Dursban is an organophosphate insecticide. Once inside animals, it is transformed into chlorpyrifos-oxon, which is 300x more powerful than chlorpyrifos itself. Commonly used in kitchen, bath and living spaces.

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