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Hello, Senator? Safer Chemicals Please!

Current laws are not protecting us from toxic chemical exposure. Right now, chemicals are allowed to enter our homes, workplaces, and communities with little or no testing for human toxicity. Among the chemicals found widely in consumer products are Bisphenol A (BPA), Perfluorochemicals (PFCs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which have been linked with disruption of the endocrine system, cancer, behavioral problems, and other health effects.

These chemicals are ending up in our bodies. PSR’s 2009 report, Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care, documented industrial chemical exposure in the bodies of 20 out of 20 healthcare professionals tested.

A bill addressing the shortcomings of current chemicals policy, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, has been introduced in the Senate. The bill aims to protect people from harmful chemicals by overhauling the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act. Today we are joining with health, environmental, and community groups across the country to ask our Senators to co-sponsor the bill.

Current Co-Sponsors:
Barbara Boxer (California)
Richard Durbin (Illinois)
Al Franken (Minnesota)
Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota)
Robert Menendez (New Jersey)
Charles Schumer (New York)
Kirsten Gillibrand (New York)
Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island)
Bernard Sanders (Vermont)

If your senator(s) are on this list, please click here to thank them for being co-sponsors.

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Sample message:

"Hi, my name is _______ and I am a [insert something like mom, dad, aunt, nurse, doctor etc.]. I am really concerned about toxic chemicals in consumer products and their impact on my family’s health. I’m calling Senator ___________ to ask him/her to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. American families deserve to be protected from toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces and communities.”

Make the call right now, and then let us know how it goes! We'd like to track our progress on ensuring Americans get better protections from exposures to toxic chemicals.

 

Sample message:

Hi my name is _______ and I am a (insert something like mom, dad, aunt, nurse, doctor etc). I am really concerned about toxic chemicals in consumer products and their impact on my family’s health. I’m calling Senator ___________ to ask him/her to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. American families deserve to be protected from toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces and communities.

"Hi my name is _______ and I am a (insert something like mom, dad, aunt, nurse, doctor etc). I am really concerned about toxic chemicals in consumer products and their impact on my family’s health. I’m calling Senator ___________ to ask him/her to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. American families deserve to be protected from toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces and communities.”