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2010-04-12 13:30:00

Linked to Human Health Problems, Chemicals Largely Untested, Unregulated WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of legislation slated to be introduced this month to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), almost two dozen organizations representing health care professionals, along with health sector businesses sent letters to Congress urging the passage of strong reform of our nation's chemical regulatory system. Health Care Without Harm coordinated the letters...

2010-04-08 08:00:00

Communities of color most at risk for health effects linked to chemical exposure WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Letters went to the Senate and the House today demanding stronger protections for disproportionately impacted communities of color, Indigenous communities and low-income communities in the upcoming reform of U.S. laws governing toxic chemicals - the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). "From asbestos in our schools to toxic toys on the shelves of the 99...

2010-02-02 10:31:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a group of organizations, businesses, and individuals, including the Arkansas Environmental Federation and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, launched the Arkansas Coalition for Chemical Safety (ARCCS). This non-profit, non-partisan coalition has joined together as part of a national organization to support the modernization of our nation's system for regulating the use of chemicals. "We're excited to be part of this important effort,"...

2010-02-02 08:58:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, South Carolina businesses, unions, consumer groups, and other organizations, including Ronald Drolet Insurance, Strategic Home LLC, Uncle Leon Barber and Variety, Michael & Company LLC, Imani Associates INC, and Closing the Gap in Health Care, announced the launch of the South Carolina Coalition for Chemical Safety (SCCCS). This non-profit, non-partisan group has joined together to support modernization of our nation's system for regulating...

2010-02-02 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Chemical Safety -- a nationwide organization dedicated to supporting comprehensive reform of our country's chemical safety laws -- today surpassed the 150-member mark with individuals and organizations from across the country signing up to support its efforts. "Although chemical safety reform is not getting the attention we think it deserves, the fact that 150 organizations -- ranging from a small computer maintenance company in Helena,...

2010-01-20 23:01:00

Congressional reform of toxics law could save billions in health care costs WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new analysis released today, "The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act," the U.S. has the opportunity to prevent chronic disease and reduce health care costs by overhauling federal chemical policy. Evidence is strong and growing that chemical exposure is contributing to the rise in many chronic diseases, according to this new...

2010-01-04 17:45:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to claims today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and an article in the Washington Post erroneously implying that chemical manufacturers can place "secret" products on the market, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) reaffirmed that "chemical safety is a paramount consideration in chemical manufacturing and use; and, for this reason, health and safety information on chemical products should never be considered...

2009-11-12 08:00:00

Voters want the EPA to be given more power to regulate chemicals WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A poll conducted in August by Lake Research Partners found Americans very concerned with how chemicals are regulated for consumer use in the U.S. The findings come as overhaul of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will be introduced soon in both Houses of Congress. Voters are concerned that, under TSCA, chemicals in existence prior to 1976 were grandfathered in to be...

2009-06-19 16:03:00

Update 30 Year Old Law to Increase Public Confidence ARLINGTON, Va., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the U.S. Congress planning to soon begin revisiting how the federal government manages and regulates chemicals, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today reaffirms its support for changes to improve and modernize the system and boost public confidence. "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is operating under a thirty year old law," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. "The...

2009-02-26 10:33:00

Congress Must Reform Ineffective 33-year-old Chemicals Law, Expert Testifies WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress urgently needs to reform the nation's main chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, because it has failed to ensure the safety of the tens of thousands of chemicals in commercial use and development. That is the conclusion of expert testimony provided at a hearing held today in the U.S. House of Representatives by a scientist who...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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