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Washington Post: Chemical Industry Lends Support to Reform
August 10, 2009, 12:47 pm
Filed under: News

Leaders Willing to Give EPA Health Data, Which Would Allow Safety to Be Determined
By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, August 9, 2009

In a reversal, chemical industry leaders said last week they are joining environmentalists, public health groups and consumer advocates in seeking more robust federal regulation of chemicals.

For the first time, chemical manufacturers said they are willing to furnish the Environmental Protection Agency with health and exposure data they have gathered that are related to their chemicals, and to allow the agency to determine whether the chemicals are safe to use.

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