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Jennifer Beals speaks out in favor of legislation to deter the use of crumb rubber

Jennifer Beals and actress Laura Dern spoke out Wednesday 27th in favor of legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, for a roughly $6 million analysis of the fields that use ground-up automobile tires, or crumb rubber, and have been identified as containing arsenic, lead, mercury and other toxic materials.

The bill’s goal is to provide a comprehensive study of potential links between frequent use of the synthetic fields and adverse health conditions, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. Hill cited the example of soccer goalies who cause a spray of rubber pellets every time they hit the ground.

Jennifer Beals challenges dollar stores to remove toxic chemicals

In this video published by the Environmental Health Alliance, Jennifer shares her concerns about chemicals found on almost every product tested from Dollar stores and calls the stores to learn more and take action.

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Jennifer Beals leads the stroller brigade to Capitol Hill

Today Jennifer joined a “stroller brigade” of hundreds of parents and their kids in front of the U.S. Capitol to demand action on toxic chemicals. The group was rallying in support of  the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act, a bill to overhaul antiquated laws governing toxic chemicals.

“Americans have woken up to the fact that known toxic chemicals get into our homes and our bodies, often through the products we buy, and that the government doesn’t do a thing about it,” said Andy Igrejas, director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, the coalition that hosted today’s event.

Jennifer Beals interview on health magazine Energy Times

On the September issue of health and wellness magazine Energy Times, Jennifer talks about toxins and environmental health.

Jennifer Beals launched a fashion fad when she wore an off-the-shoulder grey sweatshirt in “Flashdance,” a Hollywood image made famous by the iconic movie poster featuring Beals as a Pittsburgh woman with dreams of ballet stardom. Thirty years later, Beals, 49, hopes to be part of a trend in which she has a much more personal stake, and one that has far more vital results: lobbying to rid household products and other manufactured goods of harmful toxins and raising awareness about alternatives.

Transcript of Jennifer Beals twitter chat during Senate’s hearing on toxic chemicals

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This morning Jennifer Beals joined a twitter chat during the live streaming of the US Senate’s “Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats” full committee hearing. A bi-partisan bill, called The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S.1009) sponsored by Sen. David Vitter and the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, was introduced in May 2013. Joined by 22 of their colleagues as co-sponsors, this marks the first bipartisan effort to reform and update the outdated and broken Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

Jennifer Beals in Washington this week

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Jennifer was a special speaker at this year’s Truth and Justice Summit hosted by Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) on April 17th in Washington DC

The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence  drives the reform of Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs policies and provide opportunities to educate members of Congress.