26 Feb '12, 12pm

Chemicals and Health <#Perc in #drycleaning degreasing, spot removers=>cancer-causing solvent via @livingonearth

Chemicals and Health <#Perc in #drycleaning degreasing, spot removers=>cancer-causing solvent via @livingonearth

DENISON: Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no. We have a very obsolete chemical safety law that hasn't been amended for 36 years. So we need to update this law, it's called the Toxic Substances Control Act, and it needs to reflect the most recent and best science that's available to us. I think there are, on the margins, certain things that can be done to reduce one's exposure, but I think in the long run it's both unfair and impractical to put the burden on individual consumers to try to figure out where these chemicals are and to try to avoid them. And it's probably a perfect example of where we really need a national solution that makes sure that these chemicals are fully tested before they get into the marketplace so that people, individuals, don't have to worry about themselves and their families.

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