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Endocrine Disruption

Introduction

The Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011

On July 13, 2011 The Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011 was introduced in the US Senate by Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and in the US House of Representatives by Congressman Jim Moran of Northern Virginia.

Download a pdf of the bill:

House of Representatives: HR 2521

Senate: S 1361

Link to an endorsement from the Endocrine Society.

Link to an endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

It is with great enthusiasm that TEDX endorses this Act, which addresses one of the most serious threats to the security and economy of our country: the health and well-being of our children who face mounting odds of being born with an endocrine-related disorder.

The Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011 propels the rigorous, 21st Century health research being done through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to the forefront of regulatory decision making. It facilitates cooperation between the NIEHS, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other regulatory agencies to reduce exposure to chemicals identified as endocrine disruptors.

This act is essential to facilitate and strengthen current chemical legislation such as the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act, as well as new legislation such as the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Enhancement Act of 2010, and others.

 

How you can help

Please contact your US Senators and Members of the House of Representatives and ask them to cosponsor the bill. A cosponsor adds his/her name directly to the bill, which can greatly increase the likelihood of the bill being passed.

Click here to find your Members of Congress. From there you can link to their website and go to the 'contact' page. Many members prefer you to use an email form they have created.

Be sure to reference the Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011, introduced by Congressman Jim Moran and Senator John Kerry.

Thank you for supporting this important legislation!