Reforming chemical law means saving lives (The Hill, 7/31/13)


An op-ed by Janet Nudelman, our director of program and policy, posted on The Hill drives home the point: the "better living through chemistry" paradigm is dying, and Congress must fix the 37-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to save lives:

"Under the current law, chemical manufacturers have close to no responsibility to prove chemicals are safe before being used in commerce, and the government has almost no authority to ban hazardous chemicals. Under TSCA it’s perfectly legal to use formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, asbestos and other known or suspected carcinogens to make items we use every day, including household cleaners, furniture and plastics."

Read on in the full article.


Leave a Comment

Give us a sign that you're human * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.