Safe Chemicals Act http://wfpl.org en New Report Looks at Links Between Diseases, Chemicals http://wfpl.org/post/new-report-looks-links-between-diseases-chemicals <p>A <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/100640691" target="_blank">new report out today </a>provides new information about the connections between commonly-used chemicals and the prevalence of diseases. Groups that advocate for safer chemicals are using the data to lobby for updates to federal legislation.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1086 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Advocates for Safe Chemical Bill Lobby in Washington http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-advocates-safe-chemical-bill-lobby-washington <p>Advocates for safe chemical legislation are in Washington D.C. today lobbying Kentucky&rsquo;s congressional delegation to support updates to the nation&rsquo;s toxic chemicals regulations.</p><p>Monica Unseld is a biologist and professor from Bardstown who made the trip. She says the country&rsquo;s 36-year-old <a href="http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/tsca.html" target="_blank">Toxic Substances Control Act</a> is outdated and the industry is woefully unregulated.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 21:35:50 +0000 Erica Peterson 406 at http://wfpl.org Rally for Safer Chemical Legislation Planned for Tomorrow http://wfpl.org/post/rally-safer-chemical-legislation-planned-tomorrow <p>Residents and community activists are <a data-mce-="" href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2931305934157&amp;set=o.317041690234&amp;type=1&amp;theater" target="_blank">planning an event tomorrow </a>in west Louisville to raise awareness about toxic chemicals.</p><p>It&rsquo;s not an accident that the rally is planned on the edge of Rubbertown&mdash;where many of the city&rsquo;s chemical plants are located. Jason Howard of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation says the point of the rally is to support an overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:37:09 +0000 Erica Peterson 68 at http://wfpl.org