Safer Toxic-Free Products Now - Don't Delay!
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Safer Toxic-Free Products Now - Don't Delay!

    1. Petition by

      Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy

There is no system in place that ensures products on our store shelves are safe. Toxic flame retardants in our couches, BPA in our baby bottles, and phthalates in our beauty products -- we see new studies every week linking these and other toxic chemicals to serious health concerns. Childhood cancers have increased 20% since 1975, and now, 1 in 88 U.S. children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. These statistics cannot be explained by genetics alone. We’ve all been forced to live with the fact that we carry a cocktail of toxic and untested chemicals in our bodies, knowing that the federal government is powerless to act due to weak and outdated chemical laws. Workers, low income communities and communities of color have been forced to bear an unequal burden of toxic chemical exposure.

Right now we have a unique opportunity in California to finally get safer, toxic-free products! In 2008, California passed a law creating a new approach to regulating toxic chemicals in consumer products: the Safer Consumer Products program. We need your support to make sure this program gets underway! The chemical industry and their lobbyists are using their usual tactics of delay delay delay. They've been asking for extensions on comment periods, even though they're the ones with deep pockets and have had four years to analyze and provide their opinion.

Let's tell Governor Brown to support the Safer Consumer Products program -- we want safer products now! Learn more at www.changecalifornia.org, or contact Kathryn Alcantar, CHANGE Campaign Director, to get more involved, kathryn@ceh.org.

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    • Yvette Taptico SANTA FE, NM
      • 4 months ago

      No "cides", no Poisons, no Toxins, No Nuclear radiation. ORGANIC VEgan Diet and NO HARM, No impinging upon the Brith Rights of aAny Earth Beings while we are granted the use of the Human Body as Guests on Mother Earth! Spirit is all we all are together. When we harm one, we harm ourselves. Don't you see it?

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    • RENE CARLOS LEDESMA LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      CANCERS IN THE INCREASE??? IT'S THE TOXIC CHEMICALS, TAPADO! tHESE TOXINS ARE AROUND US AND IN A MORE DIRECT CONTACT THAN EMMISION TOXINS! LET'S START IMPROVEMENTS!

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    • Kimbra Andrews OAKLEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Our kids should not have to grow up in a place where people have to get sick or die before anything is done about the fact that we are completely surrounded, inside and out, by harmful or untested industrial chemicals. This is way past due.

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    • Ligia Anderson BALDWIN PARK, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Porque he visto comunidades enteras enfermarse y morir contaminadas de toxicos. Especialmente ninos sufriendo enfermedades cronicas y huerfanos de padre o madre que han muerto a causa de algun tipo de cancer. Mis testimonios son muchos!!!! Pero como seres humanos merecemos respeto!!! y que las corporaciones dejen de aniquilarnos a traves de productos que solo le generan ganancias economicas a ellos!!!!

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    • linda vargas PASADENA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      My family's health is important to me... How about yours?

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