Tell Congress to Fix our Nation's Broken Toxics Law Today and Support The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act! We're just 5,000 signatu
Posted Jul 23 2010 12:00am
Hey peeps, you know toxic chemical reform is one of my passions and we are soooo close this time to really reforming the laws which will make us all healthier but we need your help. I am passing in the following message (I rearranged it a little) from the EWG (Environmental Working Group) which came into my inbox today...
We have huge news.
The toxics reform bill, H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Chairmen Waxman (CA-30) and Rush (IL-01). Toxics reform is now moving through both houses of Congress. It has never been more important for Congress to know that we want the strongest and most effective toxics bill possible -- we need companies to prove that chemicals are safe before they hit our supermarket shelves.
95,000 EWG Action Fund supporters like you have already called on Congress to enact change -- and we've got Washington's attention. Now, in this crucial moment of introduction, we need to reach 100,000 signatures to make sure our legislators make this bill strong and effective.
It's time for a policy that is prevention oriented instead of reactionary. We are so close to our goal of 100,000 petition signatures. Will you help put us over the edge so we can show the House there is strong public support for this reform?
Ask your friends and family to speak up today. We're just 5,000 signatures away. Please tell your friends and family to add their names today and add yours if you haven't already.
You, your friends and family can
• Forward this email (POST) and they can click here to add their voice.
• Post on Twitter (or use the ReTweet button above) : Sign @ewgtoxics petition to Congress 4 kid-safe chemicals - it's high time for a strong, health-protective law: http://ow.ly/2alM1 #tsca
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This reform is long overdue. In May, the President's Cancer Panel released a new report on exposure to chemicals and the risk of developing cancer. While their findings may be nothing new to you and me -- especially that children are more susceptible than adults to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors -- it is a clear call to Congress to take action now.
The nearly 300 chemicals that EWG found when testing the umbilical cord blood of 10 Americans -- chemicals like BPA, lead, mercury, fire retardants, perchlorate and PCBs -- are increasingly linked to serious long-term health effects, from childhood cancer and autism to ADHD, learning deficits, infertility and heart disease.
Thank you for speaking up for a new national chemical policy that places human health front and center -- right where it should be.
President, EWG Action Fund
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