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EWG calls for action against toxic chemicals

February 13, 2009 by  

More action needed to protect Americans from chemicalsReacting to a recent slew of news about toxic compounds causing heath problems, a nonprofit organization has appealed to the government for more stringent regulations.

In recent months scientists from Europe and the United States have linked exposure to compounds such as perifluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and agricultural pesticides to infertility in both men and women, and the Environmental Working Group is taking the government to task.

Dr Olga Naidenko, a senior scientist with EWG says that these "alarming findings" reinforce the case for stricter regulation of harmful chemicals.

"Until we reform the nation’s chemical laws, we should expect to discover more and more links between chemical exposures and serious health conditions like infertility, childhood cancer, learning disabilities and asthma," she says.

The EWG is urging Congress to overhaul U.S. policy on man-made toxins by adopting policies that would place the burden on chemical companies to prove that their products are safe before they can sell them.

In recent months, scientists from Mount Sinai School of Medicine suggested that a cluster of a rare blood cancers diagnosed in several counties in northern Pennsylvania may be linked to hazardous waste materials coming from waste-coal power plants and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund sites.

EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC that works to protect human health and the environment.
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  • Bob Livingston

    I think the fast majority of cancers are caused by chemical poisons from our environment, workplace, foods, etc. The sad truth is that we won’t know for many years what the true ramifications are for chemicals being used and developed today. By the time we wake up to how our health is at risk, it’s too late. Bob.

  • Agnes

    I have asthma and terrible allergies and I am a cancer survivor.
    I am also a crafter. Why isn’t anyone up in arms over the toxic chemicals
    in the famous blue storage tubs in practically every household, craft items and seasonal decorations coming from China ? If you put these items in a blue tub for a day and then take the lid off, the smell is overwhelming.

    • DeJay

      Why isn’t anyone up in arms about the many things that are happening for the past few years but really made evident when Obummer took office?? We need someone who can assemble a cohesive group of people who will fight for their freedoms. I imagine there would be millions. We need someone to start the ball rolling.

  • Barbara M. Bowman

    What are you doing to get TOXIC FLUORIDE out of the public water supply???

  • Dgstomp

    I think chemical companies are the step children of poorly regulated mining companies (coal, lead, uranium asbestos etc. etc.) and of monoplistic oil companies.
    Coal, Oil and Chemical companies have been polliuting our environment world wide for more than a hundred years.

    After thier pollution wreaks havoc on many members of society they in turn try to increase thier total profitability by using the chemical companies – step child – pharmaceuticals – to create medicines to compensate for all of the ills and allergies that they have previously caused.

    That way they can sell chemicals to farmers to over use land and chemically enhance the yeild of their livestock and when the users of these products get sick they can sell them a remedy. Its a win win win win for big oil, big mining, big chemicals and big pharmecueticals. The heck with the majority of society after all they are making enormous profits…..

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