• July 20, 2018
  • CEH

This law would eliminate state requirements for labeling and disclosure | NGO petition

Chemical and food manufacturers are up to no good. Companies like Frito-Lay and Kellogg’s have teamed up with the likes of DowDupont and ExxonMobil to introduce a law in D.C. that would take away your right to know about dangerous chemicals in their products. This law would eliminate state requirements for labeling and disclosure. That’s right, the same labels that let you know if a product has chemicals known to cause cancer, hormone disruption, birth defects, and other serious issues would vanish if this law passes. That’s why we’re calling this the #CancerCoverup bill.

Labels and disclosures have been a huge win for consumers across the country, giving all of us critical information to make good choices on which products to buy, and in many cases, pushing companies to take out the harmful chemicals so they’re more attractive to consumers. These types of laws have made products healthier, kept our kids safe, and spurred innovation.

That’s why this bill is so outrageous. Industry lobbyists are pressuring our political leaders in D.C. and in their home offices right now to sign onto this bill. We need to make sure our political leaders hear from us! Can you tell your representative that you have the right to know what’s in the products you use?

BigChem and BigAg have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to attack consumer protections to make more profit at the expense of our health. And they’re spending millions to make it happen. Help us send a message to Congress to stay away from this dangerous bill!

This bill only benefits companies trying to hide toxic chemicals in consumer products. But we won’t allow a major #CancerCoverup. Corporations think they can sneak this one right by us, but we know how much is at stake.

For our health!

Ansje Miller

SOURCE: CEH Newsletter 16.7.2018

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