Source: EHS Today

On April 14, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), along with Sens. Barbara Boxer, (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), and others, introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 to upgrade the nation's system for managing chemical safety and protect communities from toxic chemicals.

"The average American has more than 200 industrial chemicals in their body, including dozens linked to cancer and other health problems. The shocking truth is that the current law does not require tests to ensure chemicals used in everyday household products are safe," said Lautenberg. "The EPA does not have the tools to address dangerous substances and even the chemical industry has asked for stronger laws to assure consumers that their products are safe. My Safe Chemicals Act will breathe new life into a long-dead statute by empowering EPA to separate the chemicals that help from the chemicals that hurt."
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