Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Mr. Igrejas is the campaign director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition of diverse groups united by concerns over toxic chemicals. Before that he headed the environmental health program at the National Environmental Trust (NET) for seven years, a position he remained in when that organization merged with the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2008. During that time, Igrejas helped put chemical policy reform on the national agenda; he also led the NET’s work on chemical security, right-to-know, food safety, and California initiatives such as the successful campaign for the Safe Cosmetics Act. Prior to his time at NET, Mr. Igrejas was a lobbyist and organizer for the Public Interest Research Groups in California and New Jersey, the California League of Conservation Voters, and Californians for Pesticide Reform. He was the lead advocate for the Clean Water Enforcement and Pollution Prevention Act, which was signed by California Governor Gray Davis in 1999.