California

California is home to some of the most health protective policies in the country—yet still home to some of the most alarming health disparities across race and socio-economic status. Black women in California are many times more likely to die from breast cancer. Mexican children in the central valley have the highest levels of flame retardants found in the world.

In the last five years, Californians have banned estrogenic Bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups, changed key flammability standards to decrease the spread of toxic flame retardants, and implemented key regulations to stop manufacturers from playing the chemical whack-a-mole game and requiring them to replace toxic chemicals with safer alternatives.

As a state, we still have a long way to go to insure that all Californians, regardless of race or class, have equal protections from toxic chemicals. Click below to learn how we’re meeting that challenge and pushing to improve health protections for vulnerable populations such as children, workers, and low-income communities of color. By protecting the most vulnerable, we protect us all.

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