I'll be the first to admit that I am NOT involved in politics, but one thing I know is that I was happy to read this morning that the Safe Chemicals Act of 2012 passed! What does this mean? Well, the Safer Chemicals website states:
"For the first time in thirty-six years, Congress voted to update our out of date chemical safety laws. In the wake of growing frustration among parents, cancer survivors and health professionals, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted on Senator Frank Lautenberg's Safe Chemicals Act (S.847)."
This is fantastic news to the parents, caregivers, people in the medical profession, and anyone else who is highly concerned about the toxins and chemicals that are in the United States with little to no regulations. According to the Safe Chemicals Act, it will require the chemical industry to "develop and provide information on the health and environment safety of their chemicals, in order to remain on the market." It will also encourage safer chemicals to replace older, unsafe chemicals and get companies thinking about what, exactly, is in their products, and how it affects the health of American citizens.
I'm SO thrilled to see that this Act passed, and I'm glad that America is making a step in the right direction to improve the health of our nation! For more information, please visit the Safer Chemicals website! To learn more about different chemicals and toxins in our environment, check out the book that educated me, Little Changes, by Kristi Marsh!