August 11th, 2011
On Wednesday August 10th, the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign coordinated the Safer Chemicals Stroller Brigades. Moms across the country participated in local events to ask their Members of Congress to be leaders in protecting American families from toxic chemicals.
The following cities held this event:
1. Hartford, Connecticut
2. Wilmington, Delaware
3. Lexington, Kentucky
4. Portland, Maine
5. Baltimore, Maryland
6. Boston, Massachusetts
7. Missoula, Montana
8. New York, New York
9. Portland, Oregon
10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11. Abilene, Texas
12. Seattle, Washington
Most events featured a stroller brigade where people walked to their Senator’s office to hand deliver letters of support for the Safe Chemicals Act.
Albemarle supports the stroller brigade and their efforts to promote safe chemicals that including flame retardants, green principles and sustainability.
For more information on safe chemicals, view:
Albemarle’s Earthwise Product Researcher Presented on a New Generation of Eco-Friendly Flame Retardants at BCC Conference
World Demand for Flame Retardants Additives to Reach 2.2 Million
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February 21st, 2011
Wow! Is this yet another imminent danger to our communities? Sounds like a pretty definitive headline. Let’s read closer, beyond the headline.
“… chemicals may affect human fertility…”
“If confirmed, this finding would have strong implications…”
“… nearly all the women in the study were Hispanic…”
“… chemicals may be pushing some women into the ranks of the sub-fertile.”
The word “may” appears no less then six times in a relatively brief article. All the subjects were of one ethnicity, from one small geographic area and all of them also had high exposure to pesticides. In fact, flame retardants are one of the most misunderstood and unfairly maligned chemicals in the world and sensational headlines like this are a good part of the reason.
Before you make a misguided judgment, do your homework and get the facts straight on flame retardants, the environment and human safety.
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