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.

Will our nation wake from a flame retardant nightmare?

September 24, 2014

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has introduced a bill to ban 10 toxic flame retardants from furniture and children's products. How did our nation wake up to the truth about these toxic chemicals? It took years of efforts from state legislators and hospitals, investigative reporters and furniture manufacturers. 

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Join the campaign to repair the nation’s badly broken chemical safety law.

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