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State Legislatures Tackle Toxic Chemicals as Pruitt EPA Falters

February 12, 2018

Drake Skaggs & Gretchen Salter

In 2018, at least 23 states will consider at least 112 policies to limit exposures to toxic chemicals.

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Landmark FR Bill Passes in Maine

August 03, 2017

Jen Coleman

This week, the state of Maine proved its mettle as a champion of public health, passing a ban on all added flame retardant chemicals in new upholstered furniture starting next year. 

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Celebrating Connecticut's Administrative Victory

June 21, 2017

Drake Skaggs

Clean Water Action in Connecticut has scored a huge victory for public health. After years of pressure from advocates, several state agencies are taking steps to educate the public on the dangers of toxic chemicals. 

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Toxics Policies Prediction for 2015

February 09, 2015

Brace yourselves: Safer States predicts that if you are in one of the 28 states stepping up to propose chemical policy in 2015, you can expect some high-stakes visitors in your state capitol.

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Will our nation wake from a flame retardant nightmare?

September 24, 2014

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has introduced a bill to ban 10 toxic flame retardants from furniture and children's products. How did our nation wake up to the truth about these toxic chemicals? It took years of efforts from state legislators and hospitals, investigative reporters and furniture manufacturers. 

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At Least 33 States to Consider Toxics Policies in 2014

January 28, 2014

This year, at least 33 states—more than half the nation—will step up as defenders of public health. They will take the toxic bull by the horns and consider policies addressing the untested and toxic chemicals in everyday products.

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Flame Retardant Debates Heat Up in the States

February 21, 2013

As state legislatures start their 2013 legislation session, a major focus is the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in products we use in our homes. Over the last few years, these chemicals have received increased scrutiny from health advocates, the fire safety community, and policymakers. The time to take action on these chemicals has hopefully arrived.

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Stories from the Trenches: Industry Opposition at Every Turn

August 13, 2012

At nearly every turn, the advocacy organizations working for fair laws that protect the most vulnerable are opposed by industry organizations backed by billions of dollars of influence. After talking with experts throughout the country, we've noticed patterns in how the opposition defeats good bills, state by state. 

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