Moms Demand Congress Clean Up Toxic Chemicals in ‘Stroller Brigade’
Washington, DC – Hundreds of parents and their children descended on the nation’s capital today, calling on Congress to protect their families from toxic chemicals. Today’s “Stroller Brigade” for safer chemicals comes at a moment as the U.S. Senate makes its most serious attempt to reform federal laws in nearly forty years.
Toxic chemicals – many of which are linked to cancer, birth defects, early puberty, asthma and other serious illness – have been found in common consumer products ranging from household cleaners, to children’s products and building materials. The federal law overseeing toxic chemicals, known as the Toxic Substances Control Act, is widely viewed as ineffective and is the only major environmental law never to be updated.
October 29, 2013