09 Sep '11, 12am

Did you know chemicals used in consumer products such as children’s toys are virtually unregulated? #saferchemicals

Make your voice heard in the halls of Congress! Join fellow citizens from across the country calling for greater protection from toxic chemicals! Call 1-877-573-7693. Today is the day! Many people lament the hold industry lobbyists have on Congress, and the resulting inability to fix many of the problems that confront the nation – including the failure to adequately regulate our exposure to thousands of chemicals in everyday products. And well they should. Lobbying disclosure reports compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics , and reported today by E&E Daily [subscription required] reveal that three industry heavyweights: Dow Chemical, DuPont, and the industry’s trade association, the American Chemistry Council (formerly known as the Chemical Manufacturers Association) spent $4 million dollars in the first quarter of this year on lobbying efforts, including TSCA refor...

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