Recently, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a fact sheet informing retailers across the state about the health risks of selling skin-lightening products that contain mercury. The informational sheet came in response to legislation I sponsored in the 95th General Assembly prohibiting the sale or distribution of cosmetics, toiletries, or fragrances containing mercury.

Below is a recent press release distributed by the EPA regarding the dangers of skin-lightening products that contain mercury and a link to the organization’s fact sheet. I encourage every retailer to read the information and please help stop the distribution of these hazardous products.

 

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Everyone knows that Chicago winters are brutally cold and can often lead to dangerous conditions. According to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Chicago sees an average of 39 inches of snow and the state experiences normally five winter storms annually. Weather conditions such as snow and ice can shut down the city in no time at all but it can take weeks to fully recover. In this post I am providing winter weather preparedness information as it is my hope that every family in Illinois will be ready this winter season with the proper resources available through their community and state programs.

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