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OMB Watch: Chemical Secrecy Increasing Risks To Public
January 13, 2010, 10:55 am
Filed under: News

Posted on January 12, 2010
 
Excessive secrecy prevents the public from knowing what chemicals are used in their communities and what health impacts might be associated with those substances, according to a recent analysis of government data by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG). The growing practice of concealing data alleged to be trade secrets has seemingly hobbled regulators’ ability to protect the public from potential risks from thousands of chemicals.

Calling the situation “a regulatory black hole, a place where information goes in – but much never comes out,” EWG’s analysis, Off the Books: Industry’s Secret Chemicals, criticizes the nation’s primary chemical statute, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and highlights excessive secrecy as one of the law’s biggest flaws.

Read the article at http://www.ombwatch.org/node/10689/

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