Breaking Down Success: how state policies need to look at toxic chemicals to keep us safe
August 11, 2020
In 2020 many states moved to address and regulate chemicals by class, rather than one at a time. Previous regulations that ban individual chemicals can be dodged by the chemical industry, as they move a molecule or two to create “new” chemicals with similar toxicities but not subject to regulation.
2020 Victories Against Toxic Chemicals
July 20, 2020
This year’s state-level victories around protecting us from toxic chemical exposures reflect a bold vision for a future where communities are healthy, resilient, and not harmed by toxic chemicals; where harmful chemicals are banned in the marketplace; where companies that have caused the harm are held accountable; and where polluted communities are cleaned up.
Environmental Justice Series: Viola (“Vi”) Waghiyi
May 12, 2020
Safer States believes that issues of environmental, economic and racial justice intersect at their core, and require combined solutions to get at root causes of these critical problems.
Featured this month in our spotlight justice series: excerpts from an interview with Vi Waghiyi of Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
10 Documentaries to Stream for Earth Day
April 22, 2020
Check out our list of 10 documentaries to watch this Earth Day!
Eight reasons to actually celebrate on National Teflon Day
April 06, 2020
Although the Trump administration has fallen down on the job of protecting us from PFAS, public health advocates have worked alongside Congress, states, cities, and retailers to pick up the baton and run with it. And we’re making good progress! So here are your eight reasons to SMILE on National Teflon Day.
Guest Blog: North Carolina Calls for PFAS Action
April 01, 2020
Mark Ruffalo joined community members, advocates and decision makers on the ‘Why We Fight’ tour to call for swift and significant action on PFAS pollution in North Carolina.
Guest Statement: Maryland General Assembly Passes Family and Firefighter Protection Act
March 24, 2020
Maryland General Assembly passed a bill to restrict the use of chemical flame retardants in furniture, children’s products and mattresses.
Guest Blog: Inslee signs nation-leading bill to end exemptions for biggest users of PFAS in firefighting foam
March 18, 2020
State Legislatures Take the Lead on Turning off Tap on Toxic Chemicals
February 05, 2020
At least 29 states will consider more than 180 policies to require companies to disclose what is in their products as well as limit exposures to toxic chemicals. These policies include bans on PFAS in food packaging and firefighting foam as well as bans on toxic flame retardants in electronics.