Please join us in pushing Congress to protect all Americans from the dangers of toxic chemicals.
Send facts, links and videos to friends
It's important to reach out to your friends online to let them now about the urgency of chemicals policy reform. We've put together some short facts and links to post:
- Videos about toxic chemicals to post on your blog and send to friends
- Things to post on Twitter about chemicals policy reform
- Things to post on Facebook about chemicals policy reform
Stay up-to-date on the latest news
Get the latest news directly from an expert when you follow EDF scientist Richard Denison on Twitter. He even did a Twitter Q&A in July 2010 that gives a quick overview of our work and the need for safer, more effective chemical laws.
For more news about toxic chemicals and other pressing environmental issues, you can also follow Environmental Defense Fund and our partners:
- I am Not a Guinea Pig: Facebook | Twitter
- Environmental Defense Fund: Facebook | Twitter
- Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition: Facebook | Twitter
- Autism Society: Facebook | Twitter
- Health Care Without Harm: Facebook | Twitter
- Learning Disabilities Association of America: Facebook
- Moms Rising: Facebook | Twitter
- Reproductive Health Technologies Project: Twitter
- Teens Turning Green: Facebook
Contact Congress on Twitter
Congressmen and -women are on Twitter to hear from people like you. Tweet your Representative and your Senators and tell them to cosponsor the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act (H.R. 5820) and the Safe Chemicals Act (S. 3209).
Find your Representative on Twitter using this map from TweetCongress.org.
Find safer products
There are several guides that can help make you a smarter (and safer) consumer. One of the best is HealthyStuff.org where you can get tests results about more than 5,000 products including:
The Center for Environmental Health also has a great guide to avoiding lead in products like baby bibs, jewelry, lunchboxes and candy.
There's plenty more guides to help you find how to avoid toxic chemicals in all sorts of products:
- fruits and vegetables
- cosmetics and personal care products
- school supplies [PDF]
- formula and baby bottles
And if you happen to be involved in purchasing for a health care institution, Health Care Without Harm has an in-depth guide to choosing safer health care products.