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A report by Washington Toxics Coalition and Safer States Over the last few years, toxic Tris flame retardants have become more prevalent in foam products after many states banned another group of toxic flame retardants known as PBDEs. Manufacturers switched to toxic Tris flame retardants despite their effect on public health. Our new study, Hidden […]
 A report by Washington Toxics Coalition After the Children’s Safe Product Act was passed in 2008, the Department of Ecology created a list of chemicals of very high concern to children. This list included phthalates, hormone-disrupting chemicals that aren’t good for children’s health but are found in fragrances and vinyl products. In our report Something […]
BPA in Dollar Bills and Receipts A study by Washington Toxics Coalition and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical of concern mainly associated with baby bottles and food containers. However, our research has discovered a new source of BPA exposure from items people handle every day- cash register receipts and money. […]
How Everyday Products Are Polluting Puget Sound A Study by WTC and People for Puget Sound It is well known that toxic chemicals pose a major threat to the health of Puget Sound. For many chemicals, however, how they are getting from the products in our homes to the waters, sediments, and wildlife of the […]
A Research Project by WTC Study completed in collaboration with the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center and the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition. New tests by the Washington Toxics Coalition reveal that children spend their first nine months in an environment that exposes them to known toxic chemicals. Washington Toxics Coalition tested nine pregnant women, from Washington, Oregon, […]
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To learn if PVC toys contain other hidden dangers, we sent 20 PVC toys to an accredited laboratory to test for the plasticizers known as phthalates.
Summary of Results Pollution in People: A Study of Toxic Chemicals in Washingtonians In 2005, ten Washington residents agreed to testing of their hair, blood, and urine for the presence of toxic chemicals as part of an investigative study by the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition.  The Coalition wanted to know which chemicals were getting into our […]