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Protection from Toxic Chemicals? Not For All.

Protection from Toxic Chemicals? Not For All.

Wall Street Journal

June 13, 2013

A letter was sent today to Senators David Vitter, Barbara Boxer and other Senators asking for true protections for health in the new Senate reform of the Toxic Substance and Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Recently the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (S. 1009) was introduced in the U.S. Senate to update the failed TSCA framework.

The CSIA has been hailed by some as a bipartisan compromise, but public health officials, community advocates, small business owners, environmental justice leaders, scientists, workers, and parents call upon Congress to strengthen regulations to honor the legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D — NJ) and provide real protections from toxic chemicals in homes, schools, and workplaces.

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