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At long last, EPA proposes a ban on most uses of methylene chloride

EPA’s announcement last week that it will ban most uses of methylene chloride gives us hope that no one else will die because of this deadly chemical. 
Through the groundbreaking law, Safer Products for Washington Act, Washington state is taking bold steps to put in place protections that will make products healthier and more sustainable.
Several women testified about their injuries and the loss of livelihood from what they described as exposure to hazardous chemicals such as cancer-causing formaldehyde, in products at the salons where they worked.
Toxic-Free Future partnered with the Ecology Center and Healthy Building Network to test sealants for phthalates. The time is now for policies that make healthier building materials the standard!

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The Washington Department of Ecology tested 50 products marketed to or used by people of color and found high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, in certain hair products, creams, and lotions.
The vinyl chloride train derailment in Ohio is a painful reminder of the dangers of making, transporting, using, and disposing of chemicals in plastics, especially polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic.
We urge EPA to prevent continued PFAS pollution by stopping other companies from initiating or increasing production of the PFAS that 3M is promising to no longer manufacture.
The new year is here. It’s a time to reflect about the world around us and ways we can improve. And there is one New Year’s resolution we would like to suggest to REI: stop leaving a toxic trail of PFAS pollution.
Since 2019, Sephora has made important progress to reduce toxic chemicals in the beauty and personal care products it sells. It's time for Sephora to build on its successes and expand its policy even further to reduce and eliminate harmful chemicals in its products and packaging, and ensure substitutes are verifiably safer.
Most REI members or shoppers most likely assume that products with an eco-label like bluesign® would never contain carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, or chemicals (e.g., PFAS) that can wind up contaminating breast milk. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. 
EPA's label is a useful tool for consumers and companies.

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