Take a minute and think about all of the new chemicals that have been introduced in the past 40 years. Now imagine that the nation’s primary chemical safety law hasn’t been updated in that entire time. Shocking, right?
The current law, the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is severely broken: because it’s outdated, many potentially dangerous chemicals go unreviewed for safety and it leaves the government powerless to regulate known dangers adequately.
How to Fix It
With 40 Senators signed on so far, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, could help fix the TSCA. Among other things, it includes safety reviews for all chemicals in use today and explicit protections for the most vulnerable to chemical harm, including children and pregnant women.
And support is growing.
“Reforming the framework under which the U.S. regulates chemicals and potentially toxic substances is critical and long overdue. Today, a real solution appears to be within reach. The health of every American, but particularly of vulnerable individuals like pregnant women and children, relies upon the ability of the Congress to come together to produce meaningful reform.”
—Edward R.B. McCabe, M.D., Ph.D., SVP and Chief Medical Officer, March of Dimes Foundation
How to Join the Cause
Since 1995, California Baby has set the bar for safer skincare products. Learn how TSCA reform will make other companies step up the plate to help make your ENTIRE house safe and nontoxic and send a message to your Senators to let them know where you stand on this issue. For more information, visit www.fixtscanow.org