From the water bottle you drink out of to the sunscreen you spray on before you go to the beach, there are toxic chemicals are a part of our everyday lives. Most of these chemicals are unregulated -- they are not adequately tested and only handful of toxic compounds are banned. This is completely outrageous, and has resulted in early puberty, childhood cancer, infertility, as well as learning and developmental disabilities rising at alarming rates.
Almost all newborn babies are born with toxic chemicals in their bodies, before they are even exposed to the environment. Exposing our future generations to these toxic chemicals is inhibiting them from even getting a chance at the opportunities and fortunate lives we have been able to live. Congress needs to act now, and implement tighter regulations on the chemical companies that expose us to these toxic chemicals. Take action now: tell your Senator and House Representative to protect our families from toxic chemicals today.
Your action is needed to protect American families from toxic chemicals. I urge you to pass the Safe Chemicals Act today.
In recent decades, the incidence of early puberty, certain childhood cancers, infertility, and learning and developmental disabilities has increased—sometimes at alarming rates. Scientific studies demonstrate that toxic chemicals we are exposed to every day can significantly increase the risk of developing these and other diseases and disorders.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that exposure to toxic chemicals begins in the womb. Most pregnant American women have numerous toxic chemicals in their bodies, some of which are already known to have adverse impacts on the health of their developing babies. This is unacceptable.
Congress has an obligation to pass a law that will protect our families from harmful chemicals.
We call on Congress to make the right choice for America’s families. Pass the Safe Chemicals Act now.
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