"Scientists Want To Help Regulators Decide Safety of Chemicals"

"Groups representing 40,000 researchers and clinicians are urging federal agencies responsible for the safety of chemicals to examine the subtle impact a chemical might have on the human body rather than simply ask whether it is toxic.

In an open letter to the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to be published Friday in the journal Science, the scientists say the regulatory agencies need to tap into genetics, developmental biology, endocrinology and other disciplines when they analyze the safety of chemicals used in everyday products. "

Lyndsey Layton reports for the Washington Post March 4, 2011.


"EPA Has a Backlog of 70 Chemical Assessments" (Center for Public Integrity)

Source: Wash Post, 03/04/2011