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Tris listed as Chemical of Concern in WA

Earth Ministry is pleased to say that our advocacy, and yours, has led to chlorinated Tris being listed as a chemical of high concern for children in Washington!

Thank you to all of the clergy, religious leaders, and people of faith who wrote, called, and met with their state legislators on the importance of getting toxic flame retardants out of children's products. The WA State Department of Ecology listened and named Tris -a highly toxic chemical- as a chemical of concern.

On July 16th, the Washington State Department of Ecology officially granted the WA Toxics Coalition's request! They will be starting the rule-making process, and have stated they believe chlorinated Tris meets the requirements and should be included on the list. The designation will trigger the legal requirement that makers of children’s products disclose to Ecology and the public whether any of their products contain the chemical.

While a statewide ban on Tris is the only way to get it out of our homes for good, Ecology’s action will start the regulatory ball rolling and parents and policy makers will now get critical information about where Tris is used and what products to avoid. This is a wonderful victory for our children!

Read the press release here.

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