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Leading Hispanic medical association supports TSCA reform, urges passage of CSIA

A leading organization representing Hispanic physicians has voiced its support for passing the bipartisan Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), calling it “the best chance for achieving reform” of today’s outdated chemical safety laws.

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Elena Rios, president & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NMHA), wrote to Senate EPW Chair Barbara Boxer and Ranking Member David Vitter last Thursday to explain why the CSIA had earned her group’s support:

This bipartisan legislation is a pragmatic and essential step to enhance the federal government’s oversight and regulation of industrial chemicals being produced and used in the United States. . . . We support the CSIA because it represents a balanced approach to making chemical regulation stronger, while not undermining the benefits provided by innovations in chemistry.

With its new letter, the NMHA joins a historic bipartisan coalition of 25 Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, national and state organized labor, former senior EPA officials from both parties, and nearly 100 trade associations representing businesses of all sizes who support the CSIA. You can find their letters of support here.

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