TITLE

SHOULDN'T CHEMICALS BE PROVEN SAFE FOR KIDS BEFORE MARKETING?

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;5/22/2008, Issue 960, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the introduction of landmark legislation in the U.S. Congress to make sure that chemicals were safe before the were allowed on the market. It cites the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) wherein most chemicals are approved with little or no safety testing. The Kid Safe Chemicals Act (KSCA) by U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg and Representatives Hilda Solis and Henry Waxman would place the burden on chemical industry to show that chemicals are safe for children.
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36427196

 

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