Regulating Chemicals in Consumer Products

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Of the 80,000 chemicals approved for use in the US, only 200 are required to undergo toxicity testing. But hearings to amend the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act have begun. Everyone agrees the Act needs reforming, but the details are contentious. This hour we’ll look at the proposed changes, and their surprising opponents.

 Guests:

  • Sonya Lunder, Senior Analyst, Environmental Working Group
  • Lawrence Sloan, President and CEO Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates
  • Andy Igrejas, campaign director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

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