Navigation Links
Main U.S. Toxics Law Failing to Ensure Safety of Thousands of Chemicals
Date:2/26/2009

Congress Must Reform Ineffective 33-year-old Chemicals Law, Expert Testifies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress urgently needs to reform the nation's main chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, because it has failed to ensure the safety of the tens of thousands of chemicals in commercial use and development. That is the conclusion of expert testimony provided at a hearing held today in the U.S. House of Representatives by a scientist who recently advised the toxics office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

"It doesn't take a scientist to realize that the Toxic Substances Control Act is badly broken," said Dr. Richard A. Denison, a senior scientist at Environmental Defense Fund and former member of the EPA's National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). "The now-daily barrage of headlines about the dangers posed by yet another chemical used in common consumer products - like the toxic flame retardants used in furniture that virtually all Americans now carry in their bodies - is a direct manifestation of the utter failure of our current chemicals policy."

Denison testified before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Other organizations testifying in support of major TSCA reform include the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the United Steelworkers and WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action).

"Congress needs to act now, lest the United States risk falling further behind the rest of the developed world, which has already taken steps to ensure th
'/>"/>

SOURCE Environmental Defense Fund
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Dr. Jane L. Delgado Appointed By Senate Majority Leader to Board of National Urban Air Toxics Research Center
2. Federal toxics disclosure law could help inform public of nanotechnology risks
3. Quitting Smoking Saves Lives and Money: New American Lung Association Report Finds Most States Failing to Adequately Protect Residents and Their Bottom Line
4. Federal Government Receives Failing Grades on Tobacco Control in Annual American Lung Association Report
5. Mock drills boost child resuscitation skills in failing adult emergency rooms
6. President Obama & Congress Act to Ensure Access to Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Patients & Families
7. ANSI Seeks Funding to Ensure that Electronic Health Records Will Support Clinical Research Activities
8. New test may help to ensure that dengue vaccines do no harm
9. Psoriasis Cure Now launches StimulateResearch.com to Ensure That Medical Research is Part of Stimulus Bill
10. Dr. Molly Gunsaulis Offers Parents the Chance to Ensure Their Child's Future Health by Saving Stem Cells from Baby Teeth
11. Project 515 Proposes Legislation to Ensure Equality During Times of Illness and Death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... August 31, 2014 This September, ... California State Library, celebrates 30 years of changing ... Since its inception, California’s Library Literacy Services has ... learn to read and write. , To mark ... the state is launching a month-long awareness campaign ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... Sunday 31 August 2014: Renal denervation seems to ... with resistant hypertension when it includes accessory renal arteries, ... Dr Linda Schmiedel from Germany. , Dr Schmiedel said: ... hypertension, which is defined as blood pressure (BP) greater ... from resistant hypertension (rHTN) and are unable to reduce ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 2014: A new method to predict the ... was presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Benjamin ... needs 350 AEDs located in public places for optimal ... Dr Dahan said: "Out of hospital cardiac arrest is ... ranging between 50 and 100 per 100 000 in ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Walking-Canes.Net has released several articles related ... can help in making gait problems easier. The new ... website that contains all of the news articles that were ... articles deal with diseases that make walking a problem and ... help in making life easier for the patient. The articles ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Cokato, MN (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... renewed in home renovation, especially spa style bathrooms and ... (NASS) has observed an increase in interest not ... understanding the history, culture and health benefits of sauna. ... Finnleo , the North American Sauna Society provides ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:California Library Literacy Services Celebrates 30th Anniversary 2Health News:California Library Literacy Services Celebrates 30th Anniversary 3Health News:Renal denervation more successful when it includes accessory arteries 2Health News:New method predicts optimal number and location of AEDs 2Health News:Information Articles on Gait Problems from Walking-Canes.Net 2Health News:As Interest in Saunas Increases, the North American Sauna Society Increases Outreach to Provide Education on History, Design, and Culture 2
... compared to kids without disorder , MONDAY, Oct. 19 ... in blood mercury levels between children who are developing ... disorders. , The findings, appearing online Oct. 19 in ... some of the debate surrounding mercury and autism. , ...
... not trained in skin cancer examinations, nor have they ever ... the October issue of Archives of Dermatology , one ... that can be detected early for which U.S. death rates ... Although melanoma remains the second most common cause of cancer ...
... WASHINGTON, D.C., October 19, 2009 With chronic diseases ... solutions to improve care and outcomes for these often ... today announced a new initiative funded with a grant ... will allow pediatricians across the country to pilot a ...
... a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and ... fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scans for a ... only one FDG-PET study during initial treatmenta limitation that ... under certain circumstances. "It is absolutely critical for ...
... ... Assara Laser Cosmetic Services Centers and Park Avenue Laser Vision ... dedication to providing exemplary care in the cutting-edge laser cosmetics field. ... laser spider vein removal and laser facials. Park Avenue Laser Vision ...
... ... Access, Choice, and Flexibility. , ... Albany, NY (Vocus) October 19, 2009 -- In a continuous effort to develop products and ... benefits, CDPHP ® announces several enhancements to take effect in 2010 pending New York ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children 2Health News:Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children 3Health News:Resident physicians seldom trained in skin cancer examination 2Health News:Pediatricians put proven treatment strategies to work against childhood asthma 2Health News:1 scan per patient is not always enough 2Health News:Assara Laser Announces Strategic Alliance with Park Avenue Laser Vision 2Health News:Assara Laser Announces Strategic Alliance with Park Avenue Laser Vision 3Health News:CDPHP Launches National Network and Three-In-One Plan, and Expands Member Incentives 2Health News:CDPHP Launches National Network and Three-In-One Plan, and Expands Member Incentives 3Health News:CDPHP Launches National Network and Three-In-One Plan, and Expands Member Incentives 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  BC Technical, the nation,s ... Polaris Medical Imaging, a leader in sales, service and ... acquisition allows BC Technical to continue to expand their ... MR and CT modalities. "We are ... Mark Alvarez , president and CEO of BC ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... DENVER , Aug. 29, 2014 Does your ... date, nearly 800 doctors have recommended marijuana to the over ... Amendment 20. But the majority of the other roughly 20,300+ ... still know very little about it – even though a ... adults say they have tried it. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Diseases largely eradicated in the ... Measles was declared eliminated in 2000, yet the CDC ... 15—the highest incidence in 20 years. In July, ... cough a problem of "epidemic proportions." ... from these preventable diseases—in part because some parents (more ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Acquires Polaris Medical Imaging 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3
... WESTON, Fla. , June 15 DHL Global Mail ... of mail-order pharmacies. DHL SMARTMAIL PHARMA SELECT ™ incorporates best ... the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to this expertise and Global Mail,s nationwide ... accountability and value. , , ...
... Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that Perrigo Executive Vice President ... Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 15 , at ... in Los Angeles .  The presentation will be webcast on the ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DHL Global Mail Launches Specialized Shipping Service for Mail-Order Pharmacies 2
Comfor™ Cast Boot - Rocker Sole - Closed Toe...
The Multi-Purpose Medical-Surgical Shoe...
... assay for the qualitative and ... to Gliadin in human serum. ... be used as an aid ... disorders, mainly Coeliac Disease. This ...
... For use as a non-reactive quality assurance reagent ... Toxoplasma gondii (TOXO IgG and TOXO IgM), IgG ... and rubella IgM), IgG and IgM antibodies to ... IgM antibodies to herpes simplex virus types 1 ...
Medicine Products: