Eco-Tip: Ending Chemical Spills, Lessons from Hungary and Beyond

It can be challenging for people to wade through all of the lengthy chemical studies and information that’s published about many of the toxic chemicals that we hear about. Some “top ten toxins” lists are popular, although it’s hard to see how it’s possible to rank harmful chemicals from “top” to “bottom.” I’m guessing if you asked the folks in Hungary last week, they wouldn’t have listed “aluminum sludge” as a top toxin.

And the Hungarian spill is hardly the first environmental health threat from lesser-known toxins. Here are a few others:

Avoiding harmful chemical exposures to our families is important. But to avoid these kinds of massive industrial chemical catastrophes, we must find safer means of production without harmful chemicals. That’s why chemical policy reforms, like the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, are so important.