This news release focusing on reform of the toxic substances chemicals act is brought to you by The Hill.
Exposure to toxic environmental chemicals occurs every day, to everyone, everywhere across America. Due to deficiencies in the current regulatory regime, toxic chemicals are in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the products in our homes. As obstetricians, we know that preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals is antithetical to healthy pregnancies, healthy children and healthy future generations.
Now, as the U.S. House and Senate take up needed reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act, which governs the use of toxic chemicals in commerce, we urge lawmakers to consider evidence of the negative health impacts of toxic substances on the public, and produce a strong law that will effectively protect pregnant women, children and other vulnerable populations from these harms.
Reform of the Toxic Substances Chemicals Act is 38 years overdue. We are encouraged that discussions are being held, and urge members of Congress to ensure enactment of a bill that will protect the women and children in their lives – both in their own families and their constituents’ – and to remember the harm that exposure to toxic chemicals can wreak on American generations to come.
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