Whatever happened to better safe than sorry
The tripartite of Senators Udall (D, NM), Vitter (R, LA) and the chemical industry are about to introduce a “reform” bill that the chemical industry is applauding. Their pleasure gives us great pause. While Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) has long been calling for a much needed overhaul to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) … Read more
Will Congress finally reform TSCA?
The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) has not been updated since it went into effect in 1976. 39 years is quite simply too long. When TSCA was passed, over 65,000 chemicals were “grandfathered in” and remained on the market without full safety testing. Today, out of over 84,000 chemicals registered for use, only about 200 … Read more
Practice Prevention Today: NSTAR update
We shouldn’t be forced to accept any threat to our water supply or our health that can be avoided. Prevention of cancer was cited by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring as “the imperative need”. Prevention IS paramount and we can all make simple contributions to this end. Consider halting utility herbicide spraying as an opportunity … Read more
BPA Ban Introduced in Congress by Senator Markey (D-MA)
Senator Markey along with Representatives Capps and Meng lead the way in toxic exposure reduction with the introduction of the “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” in Congress. The bill, “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” introduced in Congress on Wednesday, June 9th would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the … Read more