"Phthalates: Are They Safe?"

"More than ever, people are worried about how all the chemicals we're exposed to are affecting our health: among them a family of chemicals known as phthalates, which are used in everyday plastics. ... Recently the EPA, put phthalates on a list of chemicals that 'may present a risk' to the environment or human health. That's because they disrupt hormone activity and some preliminary studies show that they may be causing a slow and steady demasculinizing of men."

Source: 60 Minutes, 05/24/2010
November 1, 2010 to November 4, 2010

2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities

The Environmental Council of the States, World Resources Institute and United States Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating in this conference to provide a better understanding and use of a broad array of environmental information aligning with the Administration's call for open government and transparency, participation and collaboration.


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