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Compromise Bill: The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013



My first post about “scary” BPA containing bottles.¬† Well, it’s about time. We’ve been writing about The Safe Chemicals Act for years. Since 2008 when I started Non-Toxic Kids, we’ve been calling for a re-write of the ancient 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. Right now, we have at least 85,000 chemicals on the market that […]

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Pledge to Vote Kids First!



In the wealthiest nation in the country, during this election season, not many politicians have been talking about children. ¬†Especially when you consider these statistics: *Nearly one in four children lives at risk of hunger;*One in three children are either overweight or obese;*One in ten kids were uninsured last year;*Only one in three fourth-graders reads […]

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Take Action on Phthalates in Toys!



Congress is (finally) finalizing the Consumer Product Safety Comission Reform Act (S.2663). In a stroke of brilliance, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced amendment that would ban phthalates in children’s toys and childcare articles. But according to the Center on Environmental Health and Justice, the bill is now in conference committee in the House, it is not […]

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The Kid Safe Chemicals Act (finally!)–



It doesn’t sound sexy, groundbreaking, or revolutionary, but it truly is. New legislation, called the Kid Safe Chemicals Act, seeks to reform one of the oldest, archaic and backwards environmental bills, the Toxic Substances Control Act. The bill was introduced by Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Representatives Hilda L. Solis (D- CA) and Henry Waxman […]

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Vermont Passes New Legislation limiting Lead, Phthalates and Mercury!



As Vermont’s legislative session closed, I held my breath and hoped that all or most of the environmental health bills would pass. And happily, most of them did. The bill that I had been most involved in, S.152, the Lead in Consumer Products bill, passed both the House and the Senate. Some of the provisions […]

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Updates (Vermont’s Lead Bill, and Nalgene and BPA)-



Thanks to a reader, Maria, I learned that Nalgene, that maker of the popular hiking/outdoor enthusiast type water bottle, has launched a new website touting their new BPA and phthalate free water bottles. She first read about it over at Z recommends. Now this is strange. Is this the same company that I posted about […]

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