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Contact Your Legislators Today in Support of the Toxic-Free Kids Act

The end of the legislative session is in sight. Support a strong Toxic-Free Kids Act!

After a lot of pressure, the Toxic-Free Kids Act (SSB 6120) was strengthened in a critical House committee, so it now protects kids from cancer-causing Tris flame retardants. Make sure legislators know this was the right thing to do and the next step is for Representatives to pass the bill.

A recent editorial in the Seattle Times says, "Washington lawmakers have a strong record of protecting the state's youngest residents from toxic chemicals in products for infants and children. The opportunity, and duty, continues with 2SSB6120."

You can bet the chemical industry is going to try to stop this bill, which is why we need you. Legislators need to hear we want them to support the bill as amended in the House Government Oversight and Appropriations Committee.

Email your legislators or leave a message for them to support the strengthened bill. The legislative hotline is: 1-800-562-6000.

Here's a sample message:

"My name is _______ and I live in the ____ District. I support the Toxic-Free Kids Act (SSB6120) as amended in the House Government Oversight and Appropriations Committee. A strong Toxic-Free Kids Act, that bans Chlorinated Tris toxic flame retardants and encourages companies to look for safer alternatives, is crucial to keeping toxic chemicals away from our children and homes."

Parents, environmentalists, nurses, and firefighters all agree, Tris flame retardants have no business being in our children's products. Studies show that Chlorinated Tris (TDCPP) is linked to cancer, autism, respiratory problems and neurotoxicity. Don't let the chemical industry have the last say: tell Legislators a strong Toxic-Free Kids Act is the best way we can protect children from harmful chemicals.

Email them today or call the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

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