WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We applaud Congress for passing this historic bill that will keep
The Alliance, a leader in environmental protection efforts for consumers since its inception, praised the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which was overwhelmingly passed with bipartisan support by the House last month and the Senate yesterday, and is expected to be signed by the President into law. The Alliance has long advocated for an overhaul of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which governs the use of chemicals created and used in numerous products. This modernization would ensure that the tens of thousands of toxic chemical substances introduced since the Act was made law will also come under EPA review and be subject to regulation before going onto the market.
"After ten years of debate and many unsuccessful attempts we are thrilled that the 40-year-old TSCA is getting the critical update it needs. For consumers who come into contact with cleaning and other chemical products in their homes – which is the vast majority of the general public – as well as those who work in the hospitality, agriculture, construction and manufacturing industries, this new regulation could not come soon enough. This effort by Congress will provide added protections for people where they live and work and goes a long way toward ensuring good health for Hispanics and all communities."
The Alliance announced that until this law goes into effect, consumers can contact its bilingual Su Familia Helpline at 1-866-783-2645 for guidance on safe household products, or visit its Nuestras Voces National Hispanic Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Disparities at www.nuestrasvoces.org to learn more about cancer prevention.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)The Alliance is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) NetworkNuestras Voces is a national network of over 100 organizations working for a tobacco-free world and to eliminate disparities in cancer prevention and treatment services. You can be part of this effort being led by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health! Join us at www.nuestrasvoces.org/join.
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SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health
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