Senate May Vote on Safe Chemicals Act
The legislation, which was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, is designed to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products. According to the NRDC, more than 80,000 chemicals permitted in the United States have never been fully assessed for toxic impacts on human health and the environment, and the most recent major act of Congress to control toxic substances was the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.
The Safe Chemicals Act, introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), requires the chemical industry to develop and provide information on the health and environmental safety of their chemicals, in order to enter or remain on the market.
Many organizations have organized messages to Congress regarding the bill, including this action from the NRDC, this action from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, and this action from the League of Conservation Voters.
It is hard not to LOVE this video "Test it, Maybe" by the League of Conservation voters (inspired by Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe")
Here Senator Lautenberg discusses the bill: