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WIN! New York State Bans PFAS in Food Packaging

New York State has now adopted the strongest PFAS in Food Packaging ban. This nation-leading move is a win for New Yorkers and the US in general. It demonstrates that we can summon the political will to overcome corporate interests and take the bold measures required to protect our citizens. Our current health crisis underscores […]

What can we do to empower women in today’s economy?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal…” Thus began the Declaration of Sentiments drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton—borrowing from our nation's Declaration of Independence. Stanton read these words at the Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. She then outlined injustices against women in the […]

Possible Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging

We hope the NYS Assembly and Senate both consider the bill (S2000B/A4739B), which would ban PFAS in food packaging.  There is a growing body of research showing that PFAS poisoning can weaken the immune system and undermine resistance to infections such as COVID-19. According to the CDC, “PFAS exposure may reduce antibody responses to vaccines.”  While scientists […]

WIN: Governor Cuomo Signs Child Safe Products Act Into Law

Albany, NY — February 7, 2020: Governor Cuomo signed the Child Safe Products Act (S.501-B Kaminsky / A. 6296-A Englebright) into law.  The move marks the fulfillment of a decade-long campaign by a broad, diverse coalition of environmental health advocates, health-impacted groups, sustainable businesses, environmental justice leaders, health care providers, child care providers, parent groups and […]

Urgent Action Needed on NY’s Child Safe Products Act

The Child Safe Products Act (CSPA) is sitting on Governor Cuomo’s desk and we need your help to get it signed into law. The Governor has between now and February 7th to decide whether to sign or veto this bill, which has been a decade in the making. This monumental bill, which passed the NYS Senate […]