It's Time for Limits on Toxic Chemicals
At Seventh Generation, we've always helped you protect planet home by formulating products that are safe for you and the environment, and by fully disclosing ingredients on our labels. But dangerous chemicals still lurk in our homes, in many of the products we use every day.
It's time for common sense limits on toxic chemicals.
New studies link increased exposure to toxic chemicals to a rise in serious and chronic health problems. Nearly half of all Americans live with a chronic disease, and the rates continue to climb.
The federal law that should protect us from health-harming chemicals isn't working. Since 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required safety testing on only 200 of the more than 80,000 chemicals on the market.
We need stronger regulation of chemicals to keep our families safe and healthy. You can help by sending a message to the members of Congress who represent your state in Washington, DC, telling them it's time to update the law governing toxic chemicals.
Here's what we want a new bill to do:
- Take quick action on the most dangerous chemicals
- Require complete information on the health and environmental hazards associated with all chemicals
- Protect all people, including vulnerable groups -- children and pregnant women -- using the best science
To help turn this new bill into law, we have partnered with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a diverse nationwide coalition comprised of environmental groups, health professionals, and others working to pass smart federal policies that protect us from toxic chemicals.