Let’s get the Toxic-Free Children Ordinance past the finish line!
While fire safety is critical, the flame retardant chemicals used in children’s toys and upholstered furniture cause more harm than good. The class of flame retardant chemicals are ineffective, make fires more dangerous, and are harmful to our health.
Many of these chemicals are not regulated or tested for safety in the U.S. Studies have uncovered adverse health effects of flame retardants, including learning and developmental disabilities, cancers, and reproductive impairment. You can read more about it here.
Right now, with AO 2019-15 (Toxic-Free Children Ordinance), we have an opportunity to protect Anchorage’s children, firefighters, and families! This ordinance will eliminate toxic flame retardant chemicals from children’s toys, children’s products, and upholstered furniture. However, we cannot do this alone and we need your support! Will you help us pass AO 2019-15?
Take action now by emailing or calling your Assembly Member! We need our Assembly Members to protect the health of our families and communities from toxic flame retardants by acting now to phase out these chemicals from being sold in our city.
There will be a public hearing for the ordinance on February 12th, 6pm, at the Z.J. Loussac Library. Please come and show your support for the Toxic-Free Children Ordinance! We will be handing out stickers so supporters can be identified in the crowd. Thank you!