The 1996 Food Quality and Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to take special steps to protect children—including the children of farmworkers—from agricultural chemicals. The agency has failed to do so. Earthjustice is in court to make EPA do its job.
Advocates Challenge EPA’s Continuing Failure to Protect Children and Families From Hazardous Pesticide Drift
Americans need a law that will keep them safe from toxic chemicals—before they are allowed to enter the market.
And that’s why we should be thanking Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
Today, Sen. Lautenberg and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by 27 other senators, introduced the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2013,” a landmark bill that seeks to protect families in America from exposure to harmful chemicals.