June 13, 2016

Shrugging shoulders, holding noses on passage of TSCA reform bill

Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH of Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University, The Pump Handle

A major health and environmental law is headed to the President’s desk for his signature. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act passed the US Senate this week by a bipartisan voice vote, and earlier passed the House by an overwhelming 403-12 margin. Science magazine’s Puneet Kollipara wrote the new law:

“…is perhaps the most far-reaching and influential environmental statute passed by Congress since the body updated the Clean Air Act in 1990.”

The coalition Safer Chemicals, Health Families prepared this recap of it of the new law. ... more

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