Toxic chemicals can be found in ALL of our homes – in things like our couches, on our clothes, and in food and personal care products like shampoo. These chemicals make their way into our bodies and have long term health impacts (cancer, infertility, learning disabilities in children, etc).
Right now there is a bill in Congress which would takes us backwards in our federal regulation of toxic chemicals. It is called the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA). CICA includes sweeping state preemption language which would overturn some of our important legislative progress in Ohio. The bill is unanimously opposed by the environmental and public health community.
In Ohio, we have the opportunity to be an important player as we have two US Representatives, Congressman Bill Johnson and Congressman Bob Latta on the subcommittee that will be voting on this bill.