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Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Yesterday draft legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was circulated after several months of negotiations between the House and Senate. Representatives Pallone and Tonko, the Ranking Members for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the relevant subcommittee also announced they were no longer in the final negotiations. In response, Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, released the following statement.
"Though improved, the legislation still has major problems," said Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a 450 member coalition dedicated to TSCA reform.
Olympia – Today, the Washington State House Environment Committee heard testimony on legislation proposed by Governor Inslee that would change the way the state regulates toxic chemicals.
This week’s Chicago Tribune investigative series on flame retardant chemicals revealed deeply disturbing practices at the heart of the chemical industry.
(Seattle, WA) – Last night, the Washington State Senate failed to pass legislation to ban two cancer-causing flame retardants currently used in children’s car seats, changing pads, and other foam products. The bill, HB 2821, passed the House last Friday with a bipartisan vote of 60- 34. It was sponsored by Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson […]
“EPA’s announcement of a voluntary phase out of the toxic flame retardant deca (BDE) by the only two U.S. deca manufacturers and the largest U.S. importer is a huge victory for children’s health and the environment. Under the agreement, the manufacturers will stop the production, importation, and sales of deca for most uses in the […]

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