Right now, our nation’s primary chemical law is the Toxic Substances Control Act, which has not been updated since it was passed in 1976. The law is badly broken, allowing the EPA to test only a few hundred of the over 84,000 chemicals on the market today. This means that most of the chemicals in our products — everything from the backpacks our children wear to the furniture in our houses — are not tested for their long term effects on our health and the environment.
To the tune of "Call Me Maybe," conservationists from a non-profit organization put this video together. OK, it's really quirky, but the message is clear. And by the end you might catch yourself smiling at how silly they are.
rates of diseases like asthma, diabetes, childhood cancers, infertility, and
learning and behavioral disorders have been linked to toxic chemical exposure.
We need our government to protect our families from these chronic illnesses by
requiring adequate testing of chemicals before they accumulate in our bodies
and environment. The Safe Chemicals Act will ensure that the chemicals
surrounding us every day are safe, but we’ll only be able to make it a reality
if you speak out today.
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September 15, 2012
“Test It Maybe” Video
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.