Change is good. Especially when it means families across the U.S. can breathe a little easier knowing that their government has taken a huge step in the right direction. This week New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg introduced the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010” to help protect American families from the onslaught of industrial chemicals in use today—many of which have not been tested for safety.
Says Lautenberg in press release posted on his website, “America’s system for regulating industrial chemicals is broken. Parents are afraid because hundreds of untested chemicals are found in their children’s bodies. EPA does not have the tools to act on dangerous chemicals and the chemical industry has asked for stronger laws so that their customers are assured their products are safe. My ‘Safe Chemicals Act’ will breathe new life into a long-dead statute by empowering EPA to get tough on toxic chemicals.”
Want to help? Visit our friends at Environmental Working Group to see how your voice can help bring about change—and join the more than 85,000 concerned individuals who have already signed the petition to support EWG Action Fund’s Kid-Safe Chemicals Campaign.