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U.S. Pediatricians to Congress: Reform Chemical Policy Now

U.S. Pediatricians to Congress: Reform Chemical Policy Now

« Why we (still) don't trust Chesapeake Energy | Main U.S. Pediatricians to Congress: Reform Chemical Policy Now May 11, 2011 By Lee Ann Brown and Lisa Frack U.S. pediatricians are putting their considerable muscle behind the calls for Congress to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a failed federal law that has exposed millions of children, beginning in the womb, to an untold number of toxic chemicals. In its statement, Chemical-Management Policy: Prioritizing Children's Health , the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act be "substantially revised," as it has "been ineffective in protecting children, pregnant women, and the general population from hazardous chemicals in the marketplace." Environmental Working Group would agree . EWG President Ken Cook welcomed the pediatricians into this important effort t...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/05/pediatricians-call-for-...

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