Regulating Chemicals in Consumer Products
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.
- 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