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Tell President Obama: Don't Stifle Toxic Chemical Reform

While the rate of cancer deaths in America has been declining for the last 20 years, the number of new cancer patients has been steadily increasing. Last year, 1,529,560 Americans were diagnosed with cancer, up 11.4% in just 5 years. Most disturbingly, certain cancers like childhood leukemia and brain tumors are on the rise.

And, in its strongly worded 240-page report last year, the President’s Cancer Panel says that environmental toxins could be a major culprit.

Yet nearly a year after the report’s release, the Obama administration still isn’t making toxic chemicals reform a priority. The White House is even slow-walking a proposed EPA rule that would publicly identify chemicals of high concern for public health.

We need the Obama administration to get serious about toxic chemicals reform.

Please Take Action: Email President Obama to let him know that we need toxic chemicals reform to protect Americans from cancer-causing chemicals and put us on the road toward a safer chemical future.

 


Letter to
President of the United States
I am very concerned about the increasing rates of certain cancers in America and the under-reported link to environmental toxins.

While the rate of cancer deaths in America has been declining for the last 20 years, the number of new cancer patients has been steadily increasing. Last year, 1,529,560 Americans were diagnosed with cancer, up 11.4% in just 5 years.

In its strongly worded 240-page report last year, the President's Cancer Panel reported to you that environmental toxins could be a major culprit.

The report specifically identifies the Toxic Substances Control Act as "the most egregious example of ineffective regulation of chemical contaminants" and calls for the law to be strengthened so that the Environmental Protection Agency can act to protect the public from known carcinogens like asbestos and formaldehyde.

However, nearly a year after the report's release, your administration still isn't making toxic chemicals reform a priority. The White House is even slow-walking a proposed EPA rule that would publicly identify chemicals of high concern for public health.

I urge you and your administration to get serious about toxic chemicals reform and to work with Congress to protect Americans from being unwittingly exposed to dangerous chemicals in everyday products.

We need your leadership to promote a comprehensive agenda to strengthen our toxic chemicals standards. Please make cancer prevention a priority and help strengthen the law that has failed to protect us from cancer-causing chemicals.