Massachusetts Children & Firefighters Need Your Support!
Bill H.5024, An Act to Protect Children, Families, and Firefighters from Harmful Flame Retardants is sitting on Governor Baker’s desk awaiting his signature.
After 8 years of hearings and testimonies, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted on New Year’s Day to pass H.5024, a bill which bans 11 toxic flame retardants from children’s products, mattresses and bedding, upholstered furniture, and window treatments. Each year, there are more cases of cancer among firefighters and more children with health problems, as both are exposed to these dangerous toxins at high levels.
There is now just 24 hours to make your voice heard on this important piece of legislation!
Governor Baker must sign the bill by Friday, January 11, 2019, for it to become law. Please call the Governor’s office by 5 p.m. Thursday to express your support of the bill and to urge him to protect the health of Massachusetts residents.
Call today and together we can make a difference in the health of future generations!