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Seattle, WA –Washington state health advocates applauded Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell for urging the Department of Defense to clean up drinking water contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) used in some firefighting foams. Recently, drinking water in several Washington state communities tested high for PFAS chemicals, above USEPA health advisory limits. Linked to a […]
Environmental health coalition disappointed by polluter-friendly rules
Seattle, WA – The environmental health group Toxic-Free Future today called on Governor Inslee and the Departments of Ecology and Health to quickly tackle the health threat posed by toxic stainproof chemicals (PFAS chemicals) in light of new evidence that these chemicals are contaminating drinking water in the Spokane-area community of Airway Heights. PFAS chemicals […]
This week EPA held a listening session to consider repealing, replacing or modifying rules that protect kids from lead. Maureen Swanson, Director of Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Healthy Children Project delivered the following statement.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held the first public meeting under the new Administration to discuss implementing the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.
The EPA issued a Federal Register notice this morning regarding requirements for Confidential Business Information claims under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
A Target storefront
Today Target announced a new chemical policy and goals. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families' Mind the Store campaign has challenged Target and other retailers to develop comprehensive policies to eliminate and substitute toxic chemicals.
This week, under the newly reformed Toxics Substance Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed limits on the use of two common chemicals in paint removers—methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, DC
Today, under the newly reformed Toxics Substance Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed banning certain uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) due to health risks when used as a vapor degreaser.

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