States are leading the way

23 states are considering 101 policies to protect people from toxic chemicals. 167 state policies have been adopted in 34 states.

The states in green are those that have adopted or are considering positive policy changes in 2016. Select a state to learn more.

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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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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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The President Signs TSCA Bill — And The Real Work Begins for States

June 22, 2016

President Obama signed reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act into law. But it will take time and resources to ensure that gaps, flaws and weaknesses are addressed — along with the work of state-grown experts who have been effectively driving chemical stewardship for decades.

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