The Sustainable Furnishings Council and Toxic Free NC partnered to release a new white paper that calls for the use of safer chemicals in North Carolina manufactured products.
The report finds business leaders across the state are stepping up to seek federal change in outdated laws currently allowing tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in furniture and other manufactured products. Highlights from the report include:
- Consumers are demanding safer products.
- Safer products lead to better business for North Carolina.
- Lack of chemical regulation is hamstringing businesses.
- The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 — intended to give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the power to identify and regulate dangerous chemicals — is outdated and simply does not work.
Congress has yet to take meaningful action, and the Chemical Safety Improvement Act currently proposed in the US Senate would not solve this problem as currently written. It’s time for Congress to set common sense limits on toxic chemicals, and our businesses and manufacturers are leading the charge. Make your voice heard by supporting the push for reform.
To read the full white paper, click here: