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Landmark Chemical Legislation Introduced to Protect the Health of American Families



For Immediate Release
April 15,  2010

A broad coalition of more than 200 public health and environmental organizations, including ARHP, announced their support for the “Safer Chemicals Act of 2010”, introduced today by Senator Lautenberg and Congressmen Waxman and Rush. The long-awaited, landmark legislation would overhaul the way the federal government protects the public from toxic chemicals.

As a founding member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, ARHP is very proud of the role that reproductive health professionals played in bringing about this historic victory. ARHP staff and membership participated in key legislative briefings and visits with the bill’s sponsors, placed letters in targeted newspapers, testified before the EPA, the NIH and FDA and will be participating in a policy and media briefing at the Center for American Progress

Wayne Shields, ARHP’s President/CEO commented, “We look forward to continuing to be in the forefront as the bill makes its way through Congress.”



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The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is the leading source for trusted medical education and information on reproductive and sexual health. ARHP educates health care providers, informs consumers, and helps shape public policy. ARHP is a non-profit membership association composed of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. ARHP members are health professionals in clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy and they include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, researchers, educators, pharmacists, and other professionals in reproductive health. To learn more, visit: http://www.arhp.org.