States are leading the way

23 states are considering 101 policies to protect people from toxic chemicals. 167 state policies have been adopted in 34 states.

The states in green are those that have adopted or are considering positive policy changes in 2016. Select a state to learn more.

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What can a state do to solve national problems?

Just ask a Safer States partner. State by state, these health and environmental groups fight for—and win—solutions to the problems of our nation’s flawed chemical policies. And through Safer States, they unite to show the nation the way to a cleaner, healthier economy that eliminates hazardous chemicals from everyday products.

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The chemical crisis is real

Of the 84,000 chemicals on the inventory with The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), only 200 have been required to undergo health and safety testing before going to market, and only 5 have been restricted under the act.

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Beyond legislation

From standing up for safer products on store shelves to exposing the dirty tactics of the chemical industry, concerned citizens are finding ways to make their voices heard. And they're making sure toxics policies echo far beyond the halls of government, changing our daily lives for the better.

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It's a big deal: Taking away state rights to protect citizens

May 20, 2016

By Memorial Day, our nation could pass a long-awaited overhaul of a bedrock environmental law that will guide the way our nation regulates toxic chemicals. And after 40 years of broken legislation, isn’t it time we got it right? Unfortunately, the proposal that will soon be up for a vote would take away the rights of states to protect their citizens. Safer States joins Congress members and state environmental officials urging lawmakers to fix the problem before a final vote.

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