Top 5 Ways to Take Precautionary Action

1. Sign up for the CHEJ E-Bulletin.
You will receive breaking news and action alerts on precautionary campaigns and resources every month. It’s a great way to stay posted on campaign news, valuable new websites and reports, plus national, state and local victories. We will never share your personal information.

2. Sign up for the PVC Action Network
You will receive monthly action alerts and updates (no more than two a month) when it matters most.  You can participate in online consumer campaigns to urge companies to phase out PVC, the poison plastic, with one easy step.

3. Pass a local or state precautionary policy
Get your local school, church, city/town/state government, or company to pass a precautionary policy.  It could be a toxic-free green purchasing policy, pesticide-free policy or a comprehensive precautionary approach on all environmental programs.  Model precautionary policies have been passed around the country. You can check out policies at the BE SAFE Precautionary Policy Clearinghouse. Contact us and we can help you develop strategies to get a local or state policy passed.

4. Purchase safe, PVC-free products
Use your consumer power to help shift the market away from products made with PVC (polyvinyl) or the “poison plastic.”  Go to a list of resources on safe alternatives to PVC. One way to be sure if the packaging of a product is made from PVC is to look for the number “3” inside or the letter “V” underneath the universal recycling symbol.  Also, soft flexible PVC plastic products often have a distinct odor, such as vinyl shower curtains.

5. Tell a friend.
Tell your friends and family why we should be taking precautionary action to protect our health and environment, and encourage them to sign up for the BE SAFE E-Bulletin or PVC Action Network.