01 Jan '12, 5pm

Cancer-Causing Chemicals Have More Friends in Congress than You Do (part 2) from @NRDC's blog:

In which a group of Senators pen fact-challenged letters on behalf of formaldehyde and styrene, currying favor with the chemical industry and undercutting government health agencies. In my last post , I discussed how EPA was compelled by the collaboration of the chemical industry and Congressional Republicans to have its health assessment of formaldehyde reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) – costing taxpayer money and delaying health protective actions -- and how the chemical industry then distorted the findings of the NAS to leverage a “rider” in the recently passed Omnibus spending bill requiring additional NAS review of EPA assessments – further delaying their completion. Industry is pushing for NAS reviews not only to needlessly delay assessments, but so it can use the very notion of an NAS review to raise doubts about EPA’s credibility – regardless of w...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/drosenberg/cancer-causi...

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