Issues

Most Americans incorrectly assume that chemicals in use today – and the everyday products that contain them, such as plastics, cosmetics, body care products, toys, and furniture – are fully tested and safe for use. But the truth is, when it comes to chemicals, no government agency is protecting our health. The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow advocates for laws, regulations and corporate policies that prevent harm to all of our health from toxic chemicals.  In 2019/20, we will:

Pass Massachusetts legislation to protect public health

Fight for new state laws to:

  • Ban 11 toxic flame retardants from upholstered furniture, children’s products, mattresses, bedding and window treatments;
  • Ban toxic PFAS chemicals from food packaging;
  • Require manufacturers and distributors to file annual disclosure reports, letting the state know if toxic chemicals are added to any  children’s products, personal care items, or cleaners sold in Massachusetts.

Protect Massachusetts’ landmark Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA)

TURA is a Massachusetts law that was enacted in 1989 and amended in 2006.  It established the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at University of Massachusetts Lowell, which helps businesses reduce their use and discharge of hazardous chemicals.  AHT  supports the ongoing effective implementation of the TURA program.  Read more>>

Use our consumer power to demand safer products

Who’s minding the store?  We are! AHT partners with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families on the Mind the Store Campaign, an effort to convince the nation’s top ten retailers to get toxic chemicals out of their stores. We are asking retailers to eliminate 100 commonly used toxic chemicals from their products. Read more>>

Get toxic chemicals out of personal care items

Clean Water Action, convenor of the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, is one of the founding organizations behind the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The Campaign educates consumers about the dangers of toxic chemicals in personal care products and advocates for stronger regulation to protect consumers from harm.  Read more>>

Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow

c/o Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund
88 Broad Street, Lower Level
Boston, MA 02110

617-338-8131

info@healthytomorrowma.org

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