Tag Archives: Chemical Regulations

Issues around listing chemicals under Prop 65

In 1986, California voters passed the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, most commonly referred to by its ballot title, “Prop 65.” Prop 65 is a statewide “right-to-know” act that prohibits businesses from exposing California citizens to carcinogens and reproductive toxicants without clear and reasonable warning, except when there is no significant risk of […]

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Federal agencies should update their science — and industry scientists are ready to help

Scientists from the public and private sector as well as academia could all have something to rally behind under the current Administration and Congress: a stronger appreciation for using good science to help drive regulatory decision-making. Congress has already begun to take action. This morning, Dr. Nancy Beck, Ph.D., provided testimony to a Senate Subcommittee about […]

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NYT asks “Is it safe to play yet?” Regulatory bodies around the world say “yes”

An article in Thursday’s New York Times focused on a subject all parents and caregivers can relate to: selecting products to ensure a healthy, safe environment for our children. Regrettably, at 3,000 words in length, the article confounds the reader with a barrage of speculative information and parents’ personal anecdotes about the role chemistry plays […]

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