We had another great meeting of the Lead Awareness Team this week! The Team works with historically underserved communities in King County to reduce kids’ exposures to lead and encourage families to have their kids’ blood lead levels checked. Here LaTasha Rodriguez from the amazing organization Being Empowered Thru Supported Transition joins our Campaign Organizer Carina Wells for a quick pic. You can learn more about the collaborative here: toxicfreefuture.org/new-partnership-reduce-lead-exposure-king-county/... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Toxic free Future you completed the first VERY large step. Now we can help you with the details of the law. The department of Ecology MUST find an alternative or your effort are for not. By January 1, 2020, the department of ecology must publish its findings in the Washington State Register on whether a safer alternative to PFAS chemicals in food packaging is available and submit a report with the findings to the appropriate committees of the legislature. Earth Maize. Earth Maize is a cost effective alternative that preforms better then molded fiber based products such as Bagasse Wheat Switch Grass or molded pulp with PFAS. Earth-to-Go.com ... See MoreSee Less
Great news! Lowes, Sherwin Williams, and Home Depot have announced they will no longer sell paint strippers that contain the deadly chemical methylene chloride. Thank you retailers for protecting your customers' health! ... See MoreSee Less
The Trump Administration tried to hide this important health report on #PFAS chemicals from the public. Fortunately, after public outcry, the CDC finally released it. The news isn't great. Some #PFAS chemicals found in drinking water in Washington are more harmful than previously thought. We're calling on the Department of Health & local water systems to comprehensively test water for lower levels of the chemicals & for policymakers to continue getting rid of sources. ... See MoreSee Less
This is a perfect tribute to the founder of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who passed away this past weekend. The environmental health movement is stronger today thanks to Andy Igrejas. We're thinking of him, his family, friends, and colleagues. We miss you Andy and are grateful for all that you did to make this world a better place. ... See MoreSee Less
We lost a dear friend, colleague, and extraordinary public health champion this past weekend. Andy Igrejas was all of the above and more, and we’ll miss him greatly.Over these last dozen years, he f...