Take Action: Support the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act - Petition
It is Time for Chemical Reform.
Our Children and Our Oceans Should Not Carry the Burden of Outdated Legislation!
It is time to send a message in support of the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act (HR 5820).
Marine animals and our unborn children are unattended victims of our lack of safety standards for the production of chemicals. In OFS’s PBS film Call of the Killer Whale, we looked at the health risks in both human babies and killer whales from persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals. It has become evident to the entire OFS team that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) under EPA is inadequate in eliminating toxic substances from marine life, from all life. The TSCA created a baseline for the EPA to regulate the use of toxic substances, but since its inception 33 years ago, major flaws have surfaced and new legislation is increasingly necessary to protect human and marine life from future exposure. And now scientific studies are linking many of the toxic chemicals we have been using over the past few decades to cancers, learning disabilities, obesity and diabetes.
The hope of the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act is to create proactive regulations that will prevent further harm to humans and all creatures we with which share this blue planet. Time is of the essence. As we better understand the toxicity of many chemicals in every day products and the impacts they are having on the health of our planet, we need to take Action immediately. Europe and Canada have, it is now the United States turn to provide legislation that ensures the safety for us all.
Please sign the petition and support Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society
in helping pass the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010!
That's why I am supporting H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, which will ensure safer chemicals for healthy families and productive oceans.
H.R. 5820 will fix the badly broken chemical safety system:
* The chemical industry must prove that their chemicals are safe;
* Immediate action will be taken on the worst chemicals;
* A health-based safety standard will protect the most vulnerable among us;
* Chemical manufacturers must provide essential health and safety information;
* Hot spots of high chemical exposure must be reduced to promote environmental justice;
* Innovation of new, safer chemicals will be rewarded, creating new market opportunities;
* Investments in green chemistry will boost business and workforce development.
Please add my voice to those who support the Toxic Chemical Safety Act of 2010 (H.R. 5820).
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