Tell the EPA: Ban these extremely toxic chemicals

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler


Under Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency sought to roll back 76 environmental regulations, including proposed bans on extremely toxic chemicals.

The new Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says he wants to turn over a new leaf and has pledged to be more transparent than his predecessor but actions speak louder than words. So we’re calling on Wheeler to walk the walk and take action on four of the most toxic chemicals that Pruitt failed to regulate.

These chemicals are notoriously dangerous and should have been banned years ago. Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxic pesticide linked to brain damage in kids. TCE, or trichloroethylene, is a carcinogen found in the tap water supplies of 14 million Americans. Methylene chloride and NMP, or N-Methylpyrrolidone, are highly toxic chemicals used in paint strippers. Methylene chloride has been linked to more than 60 deaths.

Join us and call on Wheeler to protect public health and finish the job of banning these harmful chemicals.

To: Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler
From: [Your Name]

It’s time to protect the public from harmful chemicals.

Your predecessor, Scott Pruitt, put chemical industry profits ahead of public health and indefinitely delayed bans on four notoriously toxic chemicals.

It’s time for you to make it right and ban chlorpyrifos, trichloroethylene, N-Methylpyrrolidone and methylene chloride. The science is clear that each one of these chemicals poses serious health risks.

I urge you to stand up to the chemical industry and take action to save lives and protect Americans from toxic chemicals.