Toxic chemicals surround us, but help is coming

Thousands of household goods contain chemicals linked to serious health problems. A weak law kept EPA from acting.

Infographic: Toxic chemicals are in your home

In June 2016, President Obama signed the Lautenberg Act, finally reforming the 40-year-old law after decades of work. For the first time, EPA will have real power to evaluate the safety of chemicals we are exposed to, and limit use of the ones that pose health risks.

The new law is a big step forward, but with such a big job to do, it can’t transform your living room overnight.

Now the real work begins—implementing the law will take the same hard work and dedication that got us to this point.

Richard Denison Richard Denison, Ph.D. Lead senior scientist

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