www.healthandenvironment.org is collecting signatures on a letter (attached) to support the Safe Chemicals Act. This bill will be introduced in congress shortly, and aims to ensure that chemicals are safe *before* they are introduced into the marketplace. More details on the bill are in the letter itself, or online here: http://www.saferchemicals.org/safe-chemicals-act/index.html.
Scientific research linking diabetes to chemical exposures is growing stronger every day. Last month the US National Toxicology Program (part of NIH) published a review of the evidence here: http://tinyurl.com/8a9c8ef. They conclude that, “Overall, the existing literature was judged to provide plausibility, varying from suggestive to strong, that exposure to environmental chemicals may contribute to the epidemic of diabetes and/or obesity." And today, the UK organization CHEM Trust published a report summarizing the scientific evidence as well, online here: http://www.chemtrust.org.uk/.
If you are interested, you can find the letter to sign here.