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It's time for Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act and provide vigorous oversight of chemical use to ensure that all products, including children's products, are safe!

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    Unbelievable
    Dear Friend,

    We all know millions of gallons of oil are spilling into the Gulf of Mexico everyday, but adding insult to injury, the chemicals that are being used to disperse the oil are also toxic.

    *Join me and take two minutes to urge Congress to protect our environment and our families by passing the Safe Chemicals Act which will provide vigorous oversight of chemical use to ensure that all products, including children's products, are safe--and encourage them to amend the Act to cover oil spill dispersants:

    http://action.momsrising.org/cms/letter/SafeChemicalsAct?referring_akid=2167.150190.CcRYwV&source=taf

    What's happening in the Gulf of Mexico is just one example of the preventable toxics hazards that are unleashed by a lack of oversight of the chemical industry. Recent news stories are revealing that the dispersants being used by BP have already made many Gulf workers sick, and wind blown dispersants are suspected of causing crop damage inland.

    Yet less toxic dispersants have been available all along. In fact, the dispersant being used in the Gulf, Corexit 9500, has been banned in United Kingdom since 1998, and the New York Times reported the the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advised BP to use a less toxic dispersant.

    Similarly, toxic children's products continue to flood American markets even though non-toxic alternatives are available both here in the U.S., as well as in other countries where there is more effective oversight of the chemicals industry.

    We need immediate action to provide better oversight of the chemicals industry to protect the Gulf, Gulf workers, and all of America’s children and families.

    Thank you. Together we are a powerful force for women, children, and families.

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    Help the Gulf & Our Kids

    Urge Congress to Pass the Safe Chemicals Act

    Millions of gallons of oil are spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. To make matters worse, the chemicals they're using to disperse the oil are toxic.

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