Chemicals Act

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Name: Chemicals Act
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Merkley Stands with Health Professionals to Demand Immediate Safeguards for Families’ and Children’s Health »

Portland, OR - Pressing federal regulators for immediate action, Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley today stood with health care professionals to urge Congress to pass legislation that would protect America's families from some of the most harmful chemicals ... [Published Noodls - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Almost 80,000 chemicals are sold in the United States, and we are exposed to many of them on a daily basis. We know with alarming certainty that some of these cause cancer, but most remain unexamined and unregulated.In its 2010 report, entitled, Reducing ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Bustos Responds To Fulton County Veteran, Fights To Improve Care For Toxic Burn Pits Exposure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, following her recent roundtable with veterans in Fulton County earlier this month, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her efforts to improve care for our nation's veterans by supporting the Helping Veterans Exposed ... [Published Noodls - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Protect Families from Toxic Chemicals

Date:06/30/2014Every day, we use products that contain toxic chemicals with little or no understanding of how these chemicals impact our bodies.  Today, Citizen Action/Illinois and the Safer Chemicals / Healthy Families Coalition are working to remove ... [Published Citizen Action/Illinois - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

EPA: TCE, Chemical In Aerosol Sprays, Degreasers & Stain Removers, Poses A Serious Health Threat

A chemical used in some aerosol sprays, degreasers and stain removers poses a serious health threat to workers and consumers, federal environmental officials say.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week identified trichloroethylene as a harmful ... [Published International Business Times - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

DeGette Urges Veterans to Register Burn Pit Exposure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) urged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to sign up for the Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, which is now available online."Returning service members have spoken to me about suspiciously ... [Published Noodls - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Feb 11 2014 - Updated Feb 11 2014 - 1 reports

Eastman Part of Coalition that Quashed Stricter Bill on Chemicals

In the months before the Jan. 9 spill of a coal-washing agent into West Virginia's Elk River, an effort to ensure more oversight of commercial chemicals was supplanted by a heavily lobbied, industry-friendly measure that in many ways would have defanged ... [Published Capital Eye - Feb 11 2014]

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...to catch up with science," Merkley said at the event, which took place at Oregon Health and Science University's Center for Health and Healing. "It's unacceptable that these chemicals go into so many products used by families and children-even couches and mattresses-yet there are virtually no limits on their use."
..." As a result, "the consequences of cumulative lifetime exposures to known carcinogens and the interaction of specific environmental contaminants remain largely unstudied."
"Nothing is more important to me than advocating for the brave men and women who served our country overseas when they return home from the battlefield, said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. "That's why I'm proud to support this critical bipartisan bill that would address the important health care needs of our veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxins. Our veterans deserve nothing but the very best care. I thank Todd for his service to our country and for bringing this issue to my attention.""
...DeGette. "Congress instructed the VA to develop this registry so that veterans can report their exposure to airborne hazards connected to their service, and we can take action to deal with these health issues."

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Merkley Stands with Health Professionals to Dem... [Published Noodls - Jul 26 2014]
It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemi... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 24 2014]
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Protect Families from Toxic Chemicals [Published Citizen Action/Illinois - Jul 01 2014]
EPA: TCE, Chemical In Aerosol Sprays, Degreaser... [Published International Business Times - Jun 27 2014]
DeGette Urges Veterans to Register Burn Pit Exp... [Published Noodls - Jun 24 2014]
Eastman Part of Coalition that Quashed Stricter... [Published Capital Eye - Feb 11 2014]
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Eastman Part of Coalition that Quashed Stricter... [Published Capital Eye - Feb 11 2014]
In the months before the Jan. 9 spill of a coal-washing agent into West Virginia's Elk River, an effort to ensure more oversight of commercial chemicals was supplanted by a heavily lobbied, industry-friendly measure that in many ways would have defanged ...
Shauna Theel: Hannity Doesn't Want "Dirty Water... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jan 27 2014]
Fox News host Sean Hannity has asserted 192 times that he and other Republicans do not want "dirty water." Yet he has not once covered the recent coal-washing chemical spill that left  300,000  West Virginia residents with no tap water to drink or ...
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