toxic chemicals safety act

from the Environmental Working Group:
The toxics reform bill, H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Chairmen Waxman (CA-30) and Rush (IL-01). Toxics reform is now moving through both houses of Congress. It has never been more important for Congress to know that we want the strongest and most effective toxics bill possible -- we need companies to prove that chemicals are safe before they hit our supermarket shelves.
click to sign the petition. while you're there, check out their sunscreen safety guide or skin deep: cosmetic safety database.  EWG does good work, and this newly introduced legislation is encouraging.

let's get carcinogens, endocrine-disruptors, and other toxics out of toys, food packaging, textiles, beauty products--and our bodies.  it is outrageous that chemical additives can come to market without rigorous testing.  non-toxic alternatives should not be the luxury of the wealthy or well-informed only:  no one wants a side of cancer with their consumer goods.
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