Posted July 9th, 2015
We’re excited Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Collins (R-ME) have introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014). Finally, we have a Senate bill that will give the FDA more authority to regulate the cosmetic industry.
But there’s a catch (isn’t there always??). While no piece of introduced legislation is perfect, there is one major flaw in the bill that needs to be fixed. Right now, the bill allows manufacturers to prove the safety of their ingredients using science supported and funded by the cosmetic industry. Tell members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) that while you want them to make this bill a priority, amendments must be made to ensure true protections for the public.
|Tell the HELP Committee to Fix Flaws in the Personal Care Products Safety Act!|
Posted June 23rd, 2015
SC Johnson (makers of such brands including Windex and Glade) has a process for evaluating chemical safety—a trademarked process called GreenlistTM. And SCJ loves to holds up its GreenlistTM process as evidence of its product safety. The problem is, they don’t tell us how they define “safe”.
We know the company still uses synthetic musks, chemicals linked to breast cancer! Which makes us wonder: how can hormone-disrupting chemicals like those be considered “safe”?
|Tell SC Johnson it needs to improve its toxic chemical screening process if it wants to regain your trust.|
Posted June 22nd, 2015
We’ve been talking to you for years about the need for federal legislation that will strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA is the main law that the basically oversees all the chemicals on the market. The problem is, it’s so weak that it has done very little to restrict the use of harmful chemicals used in everyday household products.
Now, it looks like Congress is taking action. Tomorrow (June 23) the TSCA Modernization Act will go to a vote on the House floor. It’s also expected that a similar bill introduced in the Senate will go to a floor vote before the end of the summer.
Congress is finally paying attention to this issue. This is a good thing. And the House Bill has the potential to be meaningful reform. But, there’s a major red flag that we cannot ignore …
|Tell Congress we need real chemical safety reform. Fix the flaw in the TSCA House Bill!.|
Posted May 3rd, 2015
Mercury, arsenic, formaldehyde and toxic flame-retardants. You can’t see these toxic chemicals lurking in your kid’s toys, but too often, they are there. In 2013, manufacturers reported hazardous chemicals in thousands of children’s products including 519 toys, 198 baby products, more than 2,000 clothing and footwear items. Oregon, please tell your legislators that this simply won’t do.
|Tell your legislators to support this bill.|
Posted April 16th, 2015
Because of its huge economy, legislation passed in California often has a national impact. Which is why we’re very excited that the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (AB 708) has been introduced in the California State Assembly.
The bill requires cleaning product manufacturers who sell products in the state to fully disclose all ingredients, including fragrance.
|Tell the California State Assembly to support this bill.|
Posted April 9th, 2015
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) recently re-introduced the Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act (H.R. 1708). The bill directs the National Institute of Health to research the impact ingredients in feminine care products may be having on women’s health.
Women deserve to have this very basic — but very important — research done on the impact the chemicals in feminine care products are having on our health, especially when used in products that come into contact with one of the most absorbent areas of our body.
|Tell your representative to support the Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act.|
Tell Your Senators You Do NOT Support The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
Posted March 16th, 2015
Legislation was recently introduced in Congress by Senators Vitter (R-LA) and Udall (D-NM) to “reform” our nation’s primary toxic chemical policy, the Toxic Substances Control Act. Unfortunately, the bill just doesn’t do enough to protect you from harmful exposure to toxic chemicals.
Here is the bottom line: The bill proposed by Senators Vitter and Udall has serious flaws that undermine efforts to protect our health from toxic chemicals in products we use every day, from furniture to food containers.
|Tell your senators you DO NOT support The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.|
Posted October 13th, 2014
Our test results show that Always pads release styrene, a known cancer-causing chemical, and other toxic chemicals listed by state and federal agencies as carcinogens and reproductive and developmental toxins.
None of these chemicals are listed on the label. We have a right to know.
|Tell Always and Tampax to detox the box and list all ingredients!|
Posted September 16th, 2014
SC Johnson, makers of Glade, Windex, and Pledge, just announced that it will become the first mainstream consumer product company to list all fragrance ingredients.
We’re not just talking about fragrance allergens here. We’re talking about ALL fragrance ingredients. Learn more.
Please take a moment to thank SC Johnson for taking this huge step for our right to know. Companies need to know when they’re doing the right thing. And SC Johnson just stood up for us—big time.
|Say thank you to SC Johnson for listing all fragrance ingredients!|