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Make a call for safer chemicals

Chemicals in commerce are regulated by a statute that was passed in 1976 and has not had a major overhaul since. That statute allows chemicals to enter the market without adequate safety testing. Americans are then exposed to chemicals through consumer products, air, water, soil, and food.

Are there health implications to these exposures? Evidence indicates that industrial chemicals increase the risk of health problems ranging from asthma and infertility to heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and cancer.

Legislation introduced in the Senate would, for the first time, require the chemical industry to ensure chemicals are safe before they end up in our homes, schools, and places of work. The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 would protect our families and communities.

Please join us in raising your voice for safer chemicals. Thank your Senator for co-sponsoring the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act today. When you call your Senator’s office, you will speak with a friendly staff member or leave a voicemail message. These messages are counted.

Current Co-Sponsors:
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA)
Sen. Richard Durbin (IL)
Sen. Al Franken (MN)
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (NY)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN)
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ)
Sen. Robert Menendez (NJ)
Sen. Bernard Sanders (VT)
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (NY)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
Sen. Jeff Merkely (OR)

For other senators, urge them to become a co-sponsor by clicking here.

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Sample Call Script:

"Hi my name is _______. I am a (insert something like mom, dad, nurse, doctor etc.) and a constituent. I am really concerned about toxic chemicals in consumer products and their impact on my patients'/family's health. I'm calling Senator ___________ to thank him/her for co-sponsoring the Safe Chemicals Act (Senate bill 847). We deserve to be protected from toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces and communities. Please express my gratitude to the Senator for supporting this important bill."