CT Children’s Committee Holds Public Hearing On Bills To Protect Kids From Toxic Chemical Exposure

HARTFORD –State Representative Diana Urban (D-Stonington) and Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT Coordinator Anne Hulick RN, MSN, JD together held a press conference today to draw attention to legislation before the General Assembly aimed at protecting children from the numerous illnesses and disorders that have been associated with toxic chemical exposure.  Joined by many lawmakers, health and advocacy organizations and members of the public, Urban and Hulick outlined the bills and urged support.

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03/06/2014 - 07:18

Public Health Committee Approves Bill To Protect Kids From Toxic Chemicals

HARTFORD – Members of the Public Health Committee today approved a bill designed to protect Connecticut children from toxic chemicals in consumer products. Senate Bill 126 would authorize the CT Department of Public Health to monitor chemicals that are toxic to children’s health and development and make suggestions on how to reduce exposure to the most egregious of these chemicals in the form of a report to lawmakers every two years.  The bill now goes to the Senate Floor for consideration.
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03/10/2014 - 07:13

Coalition seeks to end toxicity in children’s products

Since 2007, the members of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut have been working tirelessly to raise awareness of dangerous chemicals in products used by children. The last of these informational meetings before the bills would be voted on in committee in the state House and Senate was presented at the Stafford Public Library on April 7 by Susan Eastwood, the group’s communications director. The event was sponsored by the Stafford Grange and featured the showing of a short film called “Contaminated without Consent.”
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The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut - April 2014 Newsletter

Join the CT Campaign for Toxic Free Kids!

The Coalition has been extremely busy working on bills to protect children’s health!  We are thrilled that we have two similar bills moving forward during this short legislative session.  Both bills will set up a framework in the state in which the DPH will identify chemicals that pose an exposure hazard to a developing fetus and young children and make recommendations for action to the Legislature every two years! 

Canvass Director and Assistant Canvass Director Positions Now Available

Clean Water Action is the nation’s largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health.  Clean Water Action’s 1 million members participate in Clean Water Action’s programs for clean, water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses.  Clean Water Action’s nonpartisan campaigns empower people to make democracy work.

Mind the Store

Mind the StoreAs the campaign to reform U.S. chemical safety policies continues on its multi-year path to update our laws in Congress, Clean Water Action has joined a related effort seeking leadership in safer chemicals and safer products from top retailers across the nation – the Mind the Store campaign.

States Grapple With Toxics Where Federal Action Fails

33 States To Consider Toxic Chemical Regulation In 2014
As meaningful federal toxic chemical reform languishes, state legislators are standing up to chemical industry pressure and acting to protect public health. Over half the country — at least 33 states — will consider policies in 2014 to address toxic chemicals in consumer products, according to an analysis by Safer States, a national coalition of state-based environmental health organizations.
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01/28/2014 - 10:54

The CSHC December 2013 Newsletter

 Help us continue to make Connecticut Safe and Healthy!


CSHC wishes for a Safe and Healthy holiday season!

The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT is grateful for all our amazing advocates and member groups that are fighting to protect children’s health by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals in products.  We look forward to 2014 and another year of significant progress.

Clean Water Action applauds new Walmart policy on product ingredients

Walmart to Act on Health Harming Product Ingredients

Today Clean Water Action welcomed Walmart’s announcement this week that it will phase out up to 10 hazardous chemicals in the products they stock on their shelves and increase consumer right-to-know by requiring more transparency over product ingredients. This will result in a dramatic shift in product safety and give families more information about the often hidden ingredients in every day products like moisturizer, shampoos and household cleaners. This is a positive first step and Clean Water Acion applauds Walmart and hopes other retailers and manufacturers follow suit.

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09/13/2013 - 13:41

New England Currents | Late Summer 2013

new england currents

Late Summer 2013 Edition

Building Power: Community Partnerships

It’s no secret that the environmental health problems facing society, from rising rates of certain cancers and learning disabilities to the power of corporate polluters to the climate crisis, are daunting. These are complex and often long-term battles that call for smart strategies, persistence and tools that multiply this impact.

One of Clean Water Action’s most powerful answers to these often frustrating dynamics: tapping into the power of community partners who help shine the light on society’s need for a healthier New England while adding their creativity and knowledge of local issues to the mix. Clean Water Action works shoulder to shoulder with these partners to build a healthier tomorrow. Read on and meet a few of the leaders Clean Water Action is proud to have on the team. Read More

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