KEF has partnered with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families on a new campaign to raise awareness about toxic chemicals in consumer products. The Mind the Store campaign is asking the ten biggest retailers to get tough on the Hazardous 100+ toxic chemicals, which are often found in everyday products like cosmetics, household cleaners, baby lotions and furniture. We know that individual consumers can move the market, so imagine what would happen if major retailer started to ask their suppliers to stop using toxic chemicals.
Join us by signing a letter to these retailers, asking them to get tough on toxics and protect our families.
Article by John Walker for WKMS, read the original story here.
The Kentucky Environmental Foundation will conduct a health impact assessment on the retrofitting or retirement of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.
The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is an environmental advocacy group based in Richmond, Ky. with a history of working on chemical weapons issues surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot. Recently it has become more involved in clean energy and chemical safety. KEF Energy and Health Coordinator Deborah Payne says the assessment comes at a time of change for the Plant and the assessment will be taking that into account.
Article by Erica Peterson for WFPL. Find the original story here.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to assess 23 commonly-used chemicals—including 20 flame retardants—for their potential effects on human health and the environment.
The study will also include an analysis of how several of those flame retardants behave in the environment…like whether they bioaccumulate in humans or can be absorbed into the body with a certain type of exposure.
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