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USA Today: Opposing Camps Agree on Rewriting Toxin Law
August 5, 2009, 11:24 am
Filed under: News

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY

Environmentalists and chemical manufacturers don’t often agree.
But on Tuesday, environmentalists and industry leaders called on Congress to change the way that the country protects children from toxic chemicals.
The law that governs toxins, the Toxic Substances Control Act, is more than 30 years old and “badly broken,” says Richard Denison, senior scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund. In three decades, the Environmental Protection Agency has used the law to ban or severely restrict only about half a dozen chemicals, says Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group.

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