What can a state do to solve national problems?

Just ask a Safer States partner. State by state, these health and environmental groups fight for—and win—solutions to the problems of our nation’s flawed chemical policies. And through Safer States, they unite to show the nation the way to a cleaner, healthier economy that eliminates hazardous chemicals from everyday products.

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States are leading the charge

State organizations are helping enact policy to protect people from harmful chemicals. Is your state one of them?

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The chemical crisis is real

Of the 84,000 chemicals on the inventory with The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), only 200 have been required to undergo health and safety testing before going to market, and only 5 have been restricted under the act.

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Beyond legislation

From standing up for safer products on store shelves to exposing the dirty tactics of the chemical industry, concerned citizens are finding ways to make their voices heard. And they're making sure toxics policies echo far beyond the halls of government, changing our daily lives for the better.

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States have made great strides

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states considered toxic chemical policy this past legislative session.

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bills have been adopted by states to ban toxic chemicals from products.

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bills to regulate toxic chemicals were introduced in 2014.

Justice Served: Attorney General Lawyer-Speak on Toxics

March 19, 2015

If someone were threatening to take away your rights, you’d talk to a lawyer. But what if someone were threatening to take away a right from your entire state? That’s when you call on the Attorney General. And the Attorneys General of California, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington all spoke up this week to defend their states—and public health—from a bad proposal.

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