Posts Tagged: TSCA

Chemicals in our lives: Industry self-policing doesn’t work

Here’s why industry self-policing doesn’t work when it comes to dangerous chemicals. Last month the Environmental Working Group found that those shiny grocery and gas station receipts contain high levels of the chemical, bisphenol A (“BPA”), which is absorbed into our skin.  The Food and Drug Administration is already considering whether to regulate BPA found in plastic food containers – including baby bottles – but only after a public outcry. (more…)

Dangerous Disconnect: the EPA and Toxic Chemicals

You would expect the federal agency responsible for regulating chemicals in the environment to be able to test them before they enter the marketplace, or at least tell manufacturers and importers how to test them to make sure they’re safe. Yet, it seems right now, the Environmental Protection Agency can’t do much to keep potentially dangerous chemicals out of the environment or ban or even limit those already in use that pose a health hazard. (more…)