FOCUS ON: Toxic Chemicals

Our homes, schools, workplaces, and even playgrounds are harbingers of untested chemicals. Over 80,000 synthetic chemicals are currently registered for use and can be found in everything from cleaning products to shower curtains, construction materials to craft supplies, carpeting to computers.

Some of these chemicals are known carcinogens and endocrine disrupters. For the vast majority, we don’t know their health impacts. That’s because chemicals are not tested for safety before hitting store shelves.

Meanwhile, hundreds of synthetic chemicals are detectable in our bodies, showing that we are routinely exposed to these substances.

Some of the health problems linked to toxic chemical exposure include cancer, infertility, neurodevelopmental disorders, low birth weight, learning problems, birth defects, obesity, and asthma. Pregnant women, infants, and children are especially vulnerable to the health impacts of toxic chemical exposure.

Andrew Wheeler Nomination to Run EPA is Dangerous

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON December 8, 2018
Moms across the country fought hard to win the passage, in 2016, of the Lautenberg Chemicals Safety for the 21st Century Act. This law had major bipartisan support. Yet Wheeler is fighting hard to cripple this law–to the benefit of the chemical industry. >> Click...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cancer, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Indoor Air Pollution, Pollution, Toxics
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