toxic chemicals http://wamc.org en Blair Horner: Toxic Chemicals In Children's Products Act http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-toxic-chemicals-childrens-products-act <p>Lawmakers are set to wrap up the scheduled end of the 2014 legislative session. Typically, this week is “show time” for lawmakers–hundreds of bills are likely to be approved, many more will fail.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:55:00 +0000 Blair Horner 92702 at http://wamc.org Toxic Flame Retardants Found in Day Care Nap Mats http://wamc.org/post/toxic-flame-retardants-found-day-care-nap-mats <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Children's Health Advocates were in Albany Tuesday lobbying New York Legislators to protect kids from toxic chemicals.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates say cancer-causing toxic flame retardants have turned up in Day Care Nap Mats sold at Walmart, K-Mart, Target and other national retail outlets.</span></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:12:06 +0000 Dave Lucas 58122 at http://wamc.org Laura Dudek - Everyday Toxins http://wamc.org/post/laura-dudek-everyday-toxins <p>In 2006, thirteen men and women from Maine participated in study titled “Body of Evidence: A study of Pollution in Main People” sponsored by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, which sought to draw attention to the growing presence of toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products. The study looked for a handful of known toxins and heavy metals, some which have been around forever, such as lead and arsenic and some, which are relatively new, such as phthalates, flame retardants, and perfluorinated chemicals. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Laura Dudek 47248 at http://wamc.org