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Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

This coalition of over 450 organizations seeks to reform how chemicals are regulated based on common sense health protections and modern science.

Green Science Policy Institute

This group seeks to promote responsible use of chemicals, ensuring a healthy planet for current and future generations.

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

NRDC uses the law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Center for Environmental Health

This group aims to protect people from toxic chemicals and promotes business products and practices that are safe for public health and the environment.

The Environmental Working Group

EWG is a government watchdog that uses the power of information to protect public health and the environment. EWG specializes in providing research-driven resources to consumers and lawmakers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.

Breast Cancer Fund

The Breast Cancer Fund works to stop breast cancer before it starts by protecting our bodies and environment from toxic chemicals linked to the disease.

San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Fund

The goal of the SF Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation to foster the prevention and early detection of cancer occurring in firefighters through scientific research and education, and to carry on other educational activities associated with this goal.

Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety

The Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety is a diverse coalition of groups dedicated to improving public health and safety by advocating for non-toxic alternatives to hazardous and untested chemicals.

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act

As of November 2013, the U.S. Federal government requires testing for around 200 of the more than 80,000 chemicals currently registered in the country. This bill currently before the U.S. Congress would change how chemicals are regulated and tested for safety. While the bill has received bi-partisan support, many environmental and public health groups believe it needs strengthening in order to adequately protect the public.

Tribune Watchdog: Playing With Fire

Featured in the film, this series of investigative reports from the Chicago Tribune revealed the campaign by industry to distort the science supporting the effectiveness of toxic flame retardants and resist reform.