Each day, Kentuckians make an unconscious assumption–that the ordinary products they use are safe for their families. But many are not. Many haven’t even been tested for safety. From baby bottles and sippy cups containing Bisphenol-A (BPA) to toys made with phthalates to furniture and carpets sprayed with flame retardants and formaldehyde, toxic chemicals are a constant fixture in our every day lives, invading our homes and places of business.
Countless scientific studies have linked these and other dangerous chemicals to cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory illnesses, developmental and cognitive disabilities, reproductive disease, obesity and diabetes–each posing a grave risk to Kentucky families.
The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is committed to ending our reliance on toxic chemicals by raising awareness throughout the Commonwealth about their dangers. At the national level, we have partnered with the advocacy group Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in working to pass federal policies, which would replace the archaic and ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Currently, the Senate is considering the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, which most environmental, health, justice and other groups believe is not protective enough…and could even be a step backwards.
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