Posted: October 16th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: news | Tags: chemical, law, research, TSCA | Comments Off
A Landmark Conversation: The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy
Under the outdated and toothless federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), chemicals can go on the U.S. market with little or no safety testing, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only limited power to protect public health. One result, studies have shown, is that babies are born with hundreds of industrial chemicals in their bodies, Many of them are suspected of contributing to a growing list of health problems such as childhood cancer, obesity, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, infertility and birth defects.
via A Landmark Conversation: The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy | Environmental Working Group.
Posted: October 13th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: news | Tags: links, research, toxin | Comments Off
National surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show measurable levels of high-volume synthetic chemicals in the bodies of nearly all Americans, including newborns, infants and in the breast milk of nursing mothers.
via Mount Sinai – Environmental Toxins.