Every American has hundreds of toxic chemicals flowing through our blood streams. Adults, children, the elderly -- everyone.
In 1976, Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in an attempt to protect consumers from unsafe chemicals like the ones that are so common today, but the law has completely failed to keep the chemicals off the market. Critical loopholes in the law have allowed companies to continue peddling dangerous goods.
In fact, the EPA could not even ban asbestos, a known carcinogen that has been barred in more than 30 other countries.
It's time to get serious about protecting American families from toxic substances that are hidden in many consumer goods.
Urge your representatives to support consumer protection laws that will protect your family from toxic chemicals. Act today and tell Congress that you are not a guinea pig.
As a constituent and supporter of the Environmental Defense Action Fund, I am deeply troubled by the ubiquity of dangerous toxic chemicals, which are in everything from computers to carpets to clothing to couches. These chemicals are so common that every American alive today has hundreds of them flowing in our blood stream.
And yet, America's main chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, hasn't been significantly amended since it was adopted 34 years ago. As it is currently designed, this law does almost as much to ensure we are exposed to toxic chemicals as it does to protect us.
I support real reform of our country's toxic chemicals legislation that will better protect me and those I care about.
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