The DEP’s newly proposed phthalates rule falls short of protecting pregnant women and children. Can you help?
January 16, 2015
Did you see today’s headlines?
That’s right — after receiving over 2,000 comments in support of the right to know which products contain toxic phthalates, the DEP took the easy way out: They didn’t say yes, and they didn’t say no… even though it’s a no-brainer!
Instead, they proposed a new version of the rule — one that accomplishes virtually nothing. It purposely leaves pregnant women at risk, while requiring almost no new information from manufacturers. In other words, they’ve proposed a sham rule to appease concerned consumers, while really caving to the chemical industry.
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Phthalates are no joke: They’ve been linked to serious health issues like asthma, allergies, learning and behavioral problems, and birth defects. And they’re found in everything from rain jackets, make-up and shampoo. Strong science shows that prenatal exposure to phthalates can be the most damaging. That’s why pregnant women need the right to know about what’s in their products, not a cop-out to the chemical industry.
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