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The House Passed a Major Roll Back of Consumer Safety Laws, Let’s Stop the Senate

If you haven’t heard about one of the scariest bills moving through Congress—the REINS Act—don’t worry, most people haven’t either. Despite the quiet nature of this bill’s progress, it has the potential to roll back some of the biggest, most important consumer safety laws we have at the federal level. And for me, this is […]

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The Rise and Fall of Plastic Microbeads

Sometimes trends are a good thing (organic food, clean cosmetics, hot yoga) and sometimes trends are just short term ideas cooked up by outdated companies. Plastic microbeads clearly fall into the later category—today I’m going to give you the skinny on why you should ditch that microbead body scrub for good. The personal care industry […]

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TSCA reform

TSCA Reform, Six Years Later

This time – six years ago – I was getting acquainted with Washington D.C. I had taken a job with a new campaign called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. In the beginning the coalition consisted of a leader and a group of around twenty organizations from different backgrounds who all recognized the need to reform our nation’s primary law on toxic […]

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