Beyond Toxics (Formally known as Oregon Toxic Alliance) is a statewide environmental health non-profit based in Eugene, OR. Beyond Toxics works to address Point and Non-Point Source Pollution, Industrial Pollution, Air Toxics, Forestry and Farm Pesticide Use Reduction, sources of air pollution such as biomass, transportation and field burning, Contaminants: "benzene, chloroethane, chloroform, dichloroethene, ethylbenzene, methylene chloride, naphthalene, tetrachloroethene, toluene, trichloroethene, vinyl chloride, xylenes forestry and farm pesticides"
The Beyond Toxics mission is: to work for all Oregonians to expose root causes of toxic pollution and help communities find solutions that protect human and environmental health.
WHO WE ARE:
We adhere to two proactive commitments. Our first goal is to systematically challenge the root causes of toxic pollution in Oregon by changing policies and laws, and our second is to provide grassroots, direct-action on local projects to preserve the environment and protect public health. By involving and educating affected residents and building local leadership, Beyond Toxics creates larger public support for fundamental changes in chemical use policy.
• Guarantee an
equal right to have clean air, clean water, unpolluted soils, safe
consumer products and a healthy community in which to live.
• Promote environmental and social justice and public participation in decision-making concerning public and environmental health policies.
• Protect children’s health by using the precautionary principle as the standard by which policy decisions are made regarding human health and the environment.
• Promote meaningful opportunities to choose non-toxic alternatives to the use, manufacture and disposal of hazardous chemicals, products, and emissions.
Beyond Toxics shared the presentation titled "Environmental Justice in West Eugene- Families, Health and Air Pollution" at the 2012 Environmental Law Conference. ELAW presentation with the EPA – updated November 2012
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the current status of this project.
Beyond Toxics Fact Sheet (PDF file)
Lisa Arkin, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1106
Eugene OR 97440