Are you tired of reading labels? Not sure of hidden ingredients in your food and products? So are we.
In fact, the Toxic Substance Control Act which was enacted in 1976 has not been updated since its inception. According to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF), a coalition of 11 million individuals ranging from parents, advocates to businesses seeking toxic chemical reform,
“TSCA approved more than 60,000 chemicals that were in existence prior to 1976; only 200 of the original 60,000 chemicals have been tested for safety; some uses of only 5 of these toxic substances have been restricted.
Over 80,000 chemicals have been on the market and available for use since the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976. EPA has required very few of these to be tested for their impacts on human health and the environment.”
Lindsay explained the following in the video:
- Our chemical history leading up to TSCA
- The flaws in TSCA
- The significance of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act and what it means for the everyday Josephine.
- The weaknesses in the pending Act.
- The Mind the Store Campaign aimed at the 10 largest retailers to take action to remove products containing certain toxic chemicals from their shelves.
How can you help? Lindsay urged all of us to take action by sending a letter to our senators to strength the bill to adequately protect the public. Simply click here to sign a pre-drafted letter to be sent to your respective senators.
We all can do our part.
What chemicals worry you the most and why?