"After ten years of debate and many unsuccessful attempts we are thrilled that the 40-year-old TSCA is getting the critical update it needs. For consumers who come into contact with cleaning and other chemical products in their homes – which is the vast majority of the general public – as well as those who work in the hospitality, agriculture, construction and manufacturing industries, this new regulation could not come soon enough. This effort by Congress will provide added protections for people where they live and work and goes a long way toward ensuring good health for Hispanics and all communities."
The Alliance announced that until this law goes into effect, consumers can contact its bilingual Su Familia Helpline at 1-866-783-2645 for guidance on safe household products, or visit its Nuestras Voces National Hispanic Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Disparities at www.nuestrasvoces.org to learn more about cancer prevention.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)
The Alliance is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network
Nuestras Voces is a national network of over 100 organizations working for a tobacco-free world and to eliminate disparities in cancer prevention and treatment services. You can be part of this effort being led by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health! Join us at www.nuestrasvoces.org/join.
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SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health