February 07, 2017
States are once again asserting their authority to address health hazards from chemicals in everyday products by introducing policies in at least 21 state legislatures.
November 29, 2016
As promised, EPA announced the first ten toxic chemicals that they’ll evaluate in order to protect human health and the environment. It's a great start, and a call for states to act in partnership with the agency.
September 07, 2016
Until everyone enjoys a safe and healthy workplace, it’s our responsibility to follow in the footsteps of our labor heroes and insist on a better way.
July 29, 2016
Walmart has the power to influence how 90,000 items are made by 700 manufacturers. So when the world’s largest retailer pledges to remove ten toxics from products on its shelves, it’s no small change.
July 01, 2016
In project TENDR, national scientists and health experts are speaking with a single voice: If we are to reduce autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities and other learning and behavioral disabilities, we must address toxic chemical threats. State-level work is essential if we’re to avoid creating the next toxic legacy.
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.
May 25, 2016
Even as federal chemical policy reform is enacted, states must do their part as experts in innovative chemical policy.
May 20, 2016
By Memorial Day, our nation could pass a long-awaited overhaul of a bedrock environmental law that will guide the way our nation regulates toxic chemicals. And after 40 years of broken legislation, isn’t it time we got it right? Unfortunately, the proposal that will soon be up for a vote would take away the rights of states to protect their citizens. Safer States joins Congress members and state environmental officials urging lawmakers to fix the problem before a final vote.
April 07, 2016
Legislation banning toxic flame retardants was signed in Washington — and moving all across the country!
February 22, 2016
23 states and the District of Columbia will take on toxic chemicals in everyday products in 2016. Is your state on the list?