Today, many people are exposed to poisonous chemicals at
work and in products. These dangerous chemicals are treated as if they're safe
until proven to harm
people. But, the Just Transition Alliance is working to change this broken
system. We are actively engaged in national and statewide coalitions working to
reform how chemicals are regulated, so that they are proven safe before being
allowed in consumer products and the workplace. Nontoxic chemicals and
manufacturing processes can and should be used- and now is the time to make this
The Just Transition Alliance is on the steering
committee of the State Alliance for Federal Reform of Chemical Policy (SAFER).
The SAFER campaign's goal is to create a national plan that requires removing
harmful chemicals from commerce.
Just Transition Alliance is a founding member, and
co-convenor of Californians for a Healthy & Green
Economy (CHΔNGE) .
CHΔNGE is a new effort working to fundamentally
transform how chemicals are managed so they are proven safe before being allowed
on the market. This is a pivotal opportunity to reduce worker and community
exposures to harmful chemicals, improve the enforcement of health-protective
laws and regulations, and expand California’s economy by creating innovative
green chemistry-based jobs and industries. we are working to transform how
chemicals are regulated in California by playing a key role in California’s
Department of Toxic Substances Green Chemistry Initiative. CHΔNGE supports developing a green chemistry program that addresses
all aspects of production, beginning with how resources are extracted, and
ending with reusing nontoxic waste materials.
Both efforts are critical opportunities to reduce worker
and community exposure to harmful chemicals, and expand innovative green
chemistry-based jobs and industries. Green chemistry has the potential to
engineer the danger out of chemical production by replacing dangerous chemicals
with ones that are nontoxic, noncarcinogenic, and