Campaign for a Toxic-Free Vermont Brochure
Our new brochure outlines the threats that a broken toxic chemical regulatory system pose to Vermonters and what can be done to fix this problem. A comprehensive overview of the issue as well as a call to action, a must read for anyone wanting to learn more about this important issue.
What’s on Your List: Toxic Chemicals in Your Shopping Cart
A report out of Washington State, What’s on Your List: Toxic Chemicals in Your Shopping Cart, found that between March-September 2013, manufacturers reported the use of toxic chemicals in 4,605 children’s products. Examples include cancer-causing formaldehyde in children’s tableware, endocrine-disrupting parabens in personal care products, and the developmental toxicant bisphenol A (BPA) in stuffed animals.
Nap Mat Study
The Naptime Nightmares: Toxic Flame Retardants in Child Care Nap Mats report shows that nap mats used in daycares throughout Vermont and nationwide contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. These unnecessary and ineffective chemicals expose our children to substances that can cause cancer and have been linked to developmental problems, hormone disruption, and other serious health problems.
Toxic Exposure in the Green Mountain State
Many assume that those of us who live in Vermont are more insulated from exposure to harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, we know that many of these chemicals surround all of us on a daily basis even in Vermont. A small number of studies in other states and nationally have tested for the level of toxins in human subjects. We wanted to discover the level of toxic chemicals in Vermont residents. Unfortunately, the findings confirmed our concerns.
Trouble in Toyland
The Trouble in Toyland report provides a list of dangerous toys that surveyors found on toy store shelves within the past month. The list includes a dangerous magnet toy, a plastic food set that is a choking hazard and a toy guitar that is harmful to little ears. Each year, thousands of children continue to be injured by unsafe toys and, tragically, between 2005 and 2010 more than 50 children choked to death on balloons, balls, toys, or parts of toys.
Back-to-School Guide for Safer School Supplies
The Back-to-School Guide for Safer School Supplies provides parents with information on many common back-to-school items – from backpacks to binders – that may contain toxic chemicals and suggests some safer alternatives.