WHE Advocacy Initiatives
WHE Advocacy Initiatives
Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) educates and empowers people about environmental risks so that they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families and advocate for change for a better tomorrow for all.
WHE focuses on policy and advocacy at all levels – local, state, and federal.
Women for a Healthy Environment recognizes the importance of being cautious about what we put in and on our bodies. How many “secret” chemicals are in your cosmetics? How many pesticides are on that piece of fruit or vegetable? We must be aware of the potentially harmful chemicals and ingredients in consumer goods and products as they exist today. That’s why WHE supports the following bills; it’s time for changes to be made in efforts to make products safer for consumers.
Safe Chemicals Act
Since the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976, over 80,000 chemicals have been produced, EPA has required testing on just 200 and only 5 chemicals have been regulated. It’s time for a reform of TSCA. Recently Sen. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act which would require all industrial chemicals to be tested for safety, and to put the burden of proof on the manufacturer, rather than the consumer. In addition, the bill would provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with sufficient information to judge a chemical’s safety, promote innovation and development of green chemistry, ensure the safety threshold is met for all chemicals on the market, take fast action to address highest risk chemicals, create open access to reliable chemical information, and prioritize chemicals based on risk. The products in our home will continue to contain toxic chemicals unless action is taken. Write to your Congressional leader and ask them to support TSCA reform!
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Let your Congressional candidates know you care about addressing toxic chemicals. Action is needed to protect American families from toxic chemicals.
Contact your federal candidates today and let them know that you care deeply about increased oversight on toxic chemicals.
We want all candidates for Congress to know that you reject Big Chemical's agenda and support the Safe Chemicals Agenda!
What You Can Do – Visit the Get Involved section
of Our Website to Take Action:
- Join Women for a Healthy Environment in supporting these policy initiatives!
- Send a letter or call your local, state or federal legislative official stating that you support the initiatives listed above
- Know what’s in your food, consumer products and personal care products