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Scientists, Physicians, Health, and Environmental Justice Advocates to New Obama EPA Director: 'We Look Forward to Toxic Chemical Regulatory Reform'
Date:12/12/2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of health advocacy groups concerned about growing rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, thyroid disease and other illness linked to chemical exposure, said today that they look forward to supporting President-Elect Obama's new EPA administrator with expertise and information for solutions to the urgent threat of toxic chemical contamination.

With so many different chemicals in our environment, such as bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride, perchlorate, melamine and other chemicals, the situation requires regulatory policy that will stem the illness linked to chemical exposure, and protect future generations.

"We are hopeful that the new administration will take action to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals linked to breast cancer and other diseases," said Janet Nudelman, policy director at the Breast Cancer Fund. "The fact that the unstable toxic chemical bisphenol A is in food containers we use every day is a prime example of why we need to overhaul how chemicals are regulated."

"Toxic chemicals can drift thousands of miles North from where they are produced and applied," says Pam Miller, biologist and director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics. "Arctic Indigenous peoples are among the most highly exposed people in the world, contaminated from chemicals elsewhere. The food they depend upon is grossly contaminated. They're working with the international community of toxic chemical protection advocates, and both groups welcome the Obama administration's new EPA director and foreign policy staff to prioritize urgent, common sense solutions to these issues."

Judith Robinson, Director of Programs for Environmental Health Fund adds, "This is an exciting time for change in the U.S. We look forward to supporting President-Elect Obama and the new EPA director with information and expertise on chemical exposure, and for solutions that help support our new Green economy with less toxic exposure hazards."

Full advisory with experts and direct contact info:

http://louisvillecharter.org/press.newepadirector.shtml

Guidelines and Principles for Toxic Chemical RegulatoryReform in the United States: http://www.louisvillecharter.org/whatsnew.obama.shtml and

http://www.isitinus.org/whatwecando.obama.php

Resources

Contaminated without Consent

www.contaminatedwithoutconsent.org

Is It In Us?

http://isitinus.org/

The Louisville Charter

www.louisvillecharter.org

Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

http://www.iceh.org/pdfs/LDDI/LDDIPolicyStatement.pdf

Toxic Playroom

www.toxicplayroom.org


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