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Posted on Dec 29, 2015

 

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Nov 5, 2015 - Boston holds hearing on flame retardants in public spaces

(Boston, MA) During a hearing held by the Boston City Council’s Committee on Public Safety, health care leaders, firefighters, moms, scientists, students, advocates, and others called on the City of Boston to update its fire code to allow schools, hospitals, libraries, and other institutions to furnish their buildings with flame retardant-free furniture when automatic fire sprinklers are present.

Jun 19, 2015 - Fire fighters and advocates urge phase-out of toxic flame retardants

(Boston, MA) At a public hearing before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security today, Massachusetts firefighters, citizens, scientists, health professionals, workers, and educators seeking preventive action on toxic hazards called for swift passage of a bill that would help to protect firefighters and children from toxic flame retardants.

Jan 28, 2015 - Furniture Retailer Phase Out of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

(Boston, MA) – Several of the nation’s largest retailers confirmed late last week that they are phasing out furniture with toxic flame retardants chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and learning and developmental disabilities in children.

2013

Feb 19, 2013 - Naptime Nightmares? Flame Retardants in Day Care Nap Mats

The flame retardant chemicals found in the nap mats, which are used in daycares nationwide, have been linked to cancer, genetic damage, impacts on fertility and reproductive health, allergies, hormone disruption, and other serious health problems.

2012

Jan 26, 2012 - 28 State Legislatures Tackling Toxic Chemicals

(Boston, MA) - In 2012, Massachusetts and 27 other state legislatures will consider bills that address concerns over toxic chemicals in consumer products, according to a new analysis by Safer States, a national coalition of state-based environmental organizations.

2011

Jan 25, 2011 - Mass. and 29 other states announce chemical reform legislation

Massachusetts legislators are filing the Safer Alternatives Bill that would replace toxic chemicals with safer alternatives in every day products, and introducing a resolution calling on Congress to overhaul the main federal chemical safety law, the Toxics Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). 

2010

Dec 15, 2010 - DPH votes to ban BPA in baby bottles and cups...only

Jul 8, 2010 - Safer Alternatives Bill receives a "favorable report"

May 12, 2010 - Proposed BPA regulation doesn't offer enough protection

 

2009

March 19, 2009 - Message in a Bottle: 8000 Demand Bisphenol-A (BPA) Ban

April 21, 2009 - Bad Grades Given to Food Companies

Aug 3,2009 - DPH Issues Bisphenol-A (BPA) Warning

Aug 4, 2009 - A good step towards protecting MA babies from BPA!

Jul 17, 2009 - CA Panel Decides BPA not Toxic

May 29, 2009 - Letters to the Editor in the Globe

 

2008

Dec 3, 2008 - 1 in 3 Toys Tested Contain Significant Levels of Toxins

Jun 12, 2008 - "New Shower Curtain Smell"

Jan 29, 2008 - Legislation to Reign in Toxic Chemical Use Passes in Senate

 

2007

Nov 5, 2007 - Legislation to Curb Toxic Chemicals Sent to the Senate

Aug 2, 2007 - AHT Responds to Fisher-Price’s Recall of 1 Million Toxic Toys