Safe Chemicals Act

8:00 am
Mon July 23, 2012

New Report Looks at Links Between Diseases, Chemicals

A new report out today 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.

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5:35 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Kentucky Advocates for Safe Chemical Bill Lobby in Washington

Advocates for safe chemical legislation are in Washington D.C. today lobbying Kentucky’s congressional delegation to support updates to the nation’s toxic chemicals regulations.

Monica Unseld is a biologist and professor from Bardstown who made the trip. She says the country’s 36-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act is outdated and the industry is woefully unregulated.

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1:37 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Rally for Safer Chemical Legislation Planned for Tomorrow

Residents and community activists are planning an event tomorrow in west Louisville to raise awareness about toxic chemicals.

It’s not an accident that the rally is planned on the edge of Rubbertown—where many of the city’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.

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