From EWG

American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act be “substantially revised,” as it has “been ineffective in protecting children, pregnant women, and the general population from hazardous chemicals in the marketplace.”

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) took the charge to reform the outdated law once again, and recently introduced the federal Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. Lautenberg’s legislation would establish a protective standard by which chemicals’ safety would be determined.

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