Topic

chemicals

11 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Dipak Golechha

Get toxic chemicals out of child care programs

Each year, more than 6 million babies and toddlers go to child care centers, Head Start programs, and family child care programs in the U.S. Child care providers should be able to take care of young children without worrying about whether the products they use contain chemicals of concern for children's health. Getting Ready for Baby is a campaign to ensure all baby and toddler products are made without harmful chemicals. Our goal is to help keep toys, cubbies, and nap mats made with chemicals of concern out of the hands of our kids. Excelligence Learning Corporation is the owner of retail companies specializing in child care products like Discount School Supply, Really Good Stuff, and Environments. Getting Ready for Baby started this petition asking Excelligence to step up and ensure the items its companies make and sell - like toys, cubbies, and nap mats - are free of harmful chemicals. We need them to go beyond the legal requirements alone and establish forward-thinking policies. Your signature can get these companies to stop using harmful chemicals. Don’t think that your support won’t matter. People like you took action and got major companies like Buy Buy Baby, Target, and Walmart to respond. Chemicals in toys, cubbies, nap maps and other products made for child care programs can contribute to learning and developmental problems, asthma and other breathing problems, weight issues, and even cancer, as children get older. Retailers target these products to child care programs all over the country. Walmart and others stepped up and started by prioritizing categories of product to review. They created lists of chemicals for product makers to avoid. And they did all of this with a spirit of openness and transparency. Now it’s time for Excelligence to do the same. If you agree that Excelligence Learning Corporation can help parents and child care providers protect their children’s ability to learn and thrive, please sign and share this petition today.

Getting Ready for Baby Coalition
64,320 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Laurel Hurd

Get toxic chemicals out of children's car seats

We need car seats to keep children safe. A child may spend hours every week or even every day in a car seat. But 87% of car seats recently tested--including models by Graco--contained halogenated flame retardants, a hazardous class of chemicals. Halogenated flame retardants are associated with reproductive harm, disruption of the hormone system, obesity, and cancer. They have no place in a child’s car seat! The halogenated chemicals found in car seats don’t stay put. They get into the air and stick to dust. Children breathe them in and even absorb them through the skin. These chemicals do not break down in the environment and they accumulate in the young bodies of our children, potentially leading to health concerns down the road. Graco and other car seat makers can do better! Improvements have already been made. All car seat manufacturers have eliminated several toxic chemicals, including one known to cause cancer. Now, a handful of companies have shown they can cut out halogenated chemicals without any loss in fire or crash safety. Graco can too! We need industry giant Graco to take the lead on this important issue. Recent testing shows that car seats made by Graco still contain hormone-disrupting chemicals in the fabric and other car seat parts that directly touch babies and children. Affordable car seats should not come with the hidden cost of exposure to toxic chemicals! Tell Graco to detox their seats!

Ecology Center
40,978 supporters
This petition won 7 years ago

Petition to Judith Enck, Walter Mugdan, Lisa Jackson, Bob Martin, Glen Logan, Andy Hobbs, Samuel Thompson, President of the United States, New Jersey Governor

Save Ringwood State Park! Don’t let Ford Motor Company use it as a toxic landfill!

Save historic Ringwood State Park! Don’t let the government give it away to a notorious polluter! Tell our elected officials and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to require Ford Motor Company to clean up and restore this beloved jewel of the New Jersey State Park system, ensuring it remains as beautiful parkland - and not to a toxic waste landfill threatening the health and safety of the disadvantaged Ramapough Mountain Indian Tribe. For background, as part of the cleanup of the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey, the polluter, Ford Motor Company, is trying to take back State parkland so they can use it as a toxic dump for their poisonous sludge and drums of leaking chemicals. Ringwood State Park and the neighboring Ramapough Mountain Indian Tribe homeland is dotted with former iron mines that once provided iron used in the construction of the United States Capitol Dome and the George Washington Bridge going into New York City. Yet recent testing shows these abandoned mines are leaking, and that the cancer-causing witches brew of toxic sludge and benzene could potentially impact the water supply for over 1 to 2 million people in this watershed! Unfortunately, Ford has been secretly lobbying behind closed doors with the state and federal governments to allow them to take this historic area so they can continue to use it for toxic waste disposal and long-term containment. The goal of this, of course, is to save this global polluter millions of dollars, with scarcely a concern for its impact on the environment and public health. This land belongs to the public! Don’t let them take our land away! Tell our government to REQUIRE Ford to remediate and restore it completely so we can enjoy a safe and healthy State parkland once again! For more info on this fight, visit: www.RingwoodSuperfundSite.org and www.ToxicLegacy.com

Edison Wetlands Association
70,392 supporters