Thousands of untested chemicals are in our bodies and the bodies of our children, and exposure to industrial chemicals has been linked to cancer, infertility, neurological problems, and more. Our federal chemical policy is not working. A bill introduced in the Senate, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), could protect families from toxic chemical exposure — but only if it is significantly strengthened. Right now, some Senators are working to do just that. I’ve asked our members in Delaware, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Rhode Island to send this letter to their Senators, on what it would take for an improved CSIA to pass the mom test.
Do you live in one of these states too? Please take a moment to send it to them as well:
It is very easy to be negative about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. these days. But sometimes we have to stop and give thanks, too. This is one of those times.
We at Moms Clean Air Force know that the work you are doing to improve the Chemical Safety Improvement Act is essential in the fight to protect children from toxic chemical exposures. So we want to cheer you on–and encourage you to strengthen one of the most important pieces of legislation of our generation.
What you are doing has the potential to create a landmark law, one that will go down in the history books. What do moms hope this bill will do? Protect vulnerable populations–including pregnant women, infants and children. Establish solid deadlines for determining the safety of all chemicals in use today.
Cut red tape so EPA can do its job, and we can start getting hormone disruptors, neurotoxins, and carcinogens out of our bodies, fast. The CSIA, as drafted, just doesn’t pass the Mom test. It’s time for everyone to roll up their sleeves and craft a bill that truly protects public health.
We need champions like you to stand up for the health of our children. We need your hard work to make sure this bill lives up to its potential to protect generations of Americans from toxic chemical exposures.
For that, we thank you wholeheartedly. Happy Thanksgiving!