It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

July 24, 2014 7:02 PM

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Almost 80,000 chemicals are sold in the United States, and we are exposed to many of them on a daily basis. We know with alarming certainty that some of these cause cancer, but most remain unexamined and unregulated.

In its 2010 report, entitled, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now, the president's Cancer Panel declared, "Research on environmental causes of cancer has been limited by low priority and inadequate funding." As a result, "the consequences of cumulative lifetime exposures to known ...

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