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Public-Private Coalition Launches U.S. 'Action Plan' for Chemical Exposures

1:23 PM MDT | June 21, 2011 | Kara Sissell

A coalition that includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Atlanta), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), state regulators, as well as industry and environmental groups last week launched a public health “action plan” aimed at improving research and regulations governing public health protections related to chemical exposure. The effort stems from “a widely shared desire to spur the U.S. toward the vision of using and managing chemicals in ways that are safe and healthy for all people,” the...

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