Consumer

Americans Can't Know Whether Chemicals in Products They Use Are Unsafe

As Congress limps toward revisions of the badly broken Toxic Substances Control Act, it's clear that only a small fraction of the roughly 84,000 chemicals in commerce in the U.S. have actually been tested for health effects. Now an environmental health group has rated some household cleaning products firms.

May 4, 2015

Removing Roadblocks to TSCA Reform Legislation

Join the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC (or via webinar) for a lively discussion with a group of experts and advocates on the best ways to remove the obstacles that remain to advancing legislation that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Free registration required.

Stop Playing 'Whack-A-Mole' With Toxic Flame Retardants, Enviros Urge

"As the public has learned of health risks tied to chemicals in everyday products, many companies have responded by eliminating, one by one, the suspected cancer causers, brain damagers and hormone disruptors. But even prompt action doesn't entirely appease some health experts, who warn of a problematic pattern."

Source: Huffington Post, 04/02/2015

"State Sues Gallo Over Hazardous Dust Used To Make Wine Bottles"

"The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has sued Ernest and Julio Gallo's glass production plant in Modesto. Keith Kihara with the state says the company improperly stored, then improperly recycled oil and hazardous dust -containing lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium from 2009 -to- last year."

Source: Capitol Public Radio, 03/04/2015

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