On Tuesday, September 4th, Illinois PIRG, along with over 
430 
organizations 
and 
businesses, called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Safe Chemicals Act to the floor of the Senate for a vote. 

A 
large 
body 
of 
science, 
amassed 
over the
 last 
several 
decades,
 links 
exposures 
to
 certain
 chemicals 
found 
in 
our 
homes, 
workplaces, 
consumer 
products 
and
 environment 
to 
the 
rise 
in 
some 
cancers, 
including 
childhood 
and 
young 
adult
 cancers,
 as 
well 
as 
learning 
and 
developmental 
disabilities, 
early 
puberty, 
asthma,
 infertility
 and 
Alzheimer’s
 and 
Parkinson’s 
diseases.

Due 
to 
our weak 
federal 
laws 
on 
chemicals, 
American 
families 
are 
routinely 
exposed
 to 
toxic 
chemicals 
in 
their 
homes 
and 
communities.
  According
 to 
data 
from 
the
 Centers 
for 
Disease 
Control 
and 
Prevention, 
the 
vast 
majority 
of 
pregnant 
women 
in
 America 
have 
many 
toxic 
chemicals 
in 
their 
blood, 
which 
can 
be 
transferred 
to 
their
 developing 
fetuses.  
This 
is 
simply 
unacceptable.

The 
time 
has 
come 
for 
Congress 
to 
act 
on 
the 
Safe 
Chemicals 
Act.  Illinois PIRG, along with our coalition partners, urge the Senate leadership to finally bring this bill to a vote and place common-sense limits on toxic chemicals.