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Bill Aims to Overhaul U.S. Chemical Policy

12:35 PM MDT | May 26, 2008 | Nancy Seewald

Legislation introduced last week would make chemical manufacturers, instead of EPA, responsible for proving the safety of chemicals and require manufacturers to provide minimum test data on all chemicals used in consumer products. The Kid Safe Chemicals Act, introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) and representatives Hilda Solis (D., CA) and Henry Waxman (D., CA), repairs “the fundamentally flawed chemical regulatory structure,” the lawmakers say. The bill would require a chemical manufacturer to certify that its chemical substance meets...

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