26 Apr '11, 9pm

Pediatricians Say U.S. Policy Fails Children on Chemical Safety

Pediatricians Say U.S. Policy Fails Children on Chemical Safety

1. The Academy explicitly says that old and new chemicals should have to meet the same safety requirements for evidence. The ACC has virulently opposed the provisions in both House and Senate legislation last year that did just that. 2. The Academy says that chemicals should be evaluated for both their aggregate and cumulative affects. (Aggregate is the combined exposure to one chemical from several sources. Cumulative is the combined exposure to different chemicals that have similar effects.) The ACC ridiculed both concepts in House testimony last August. 3. The Academy endorses the safety standard in the new Safe Chemicals Act (also present in last year's legislation) pointing to its success in the area of pesticides. The ACC has strenuously opposed the standard - again, with a tone that could be described as ridicule- while refusing to propose a different one. 4. The Ac...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/pediatricians-say...

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