American Academy of Pediatrics Sounds Alarm on Chemicals
Pediatricians group warns that federal regulations have failed to protect children from dangerous exposure.
Reuters: Pediatricians Call For Stricter Laws For Chemicals
The U.S. is not doing enough to protect kids from exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, pediatricians said in a new statement released today. The policy paper from the American Academy of Pediatrics explains that a law meant to inform the public about the risks of different chemicals, and to give the government the right to intervene to keep dangerous chemicals off the market, has largely failed to achieve those goals (Pittman, 4/25).
Chicago Tribune: Pediatricians Seek Change In Lax Toxic Chemicals Law
Alarmed by studies showing children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals in scores of consumer products, the nation's largest pediatricians group is joining a campaign to overhaul how the U.S. regulates hazardous substances. In a policy statement to be issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics condemns a 1976 federal law that largely relies on chemical manufacturers to raise concerns about their products (Hawthorne, 4/24).
USA Today: Pediatricians Seek Better Regulation Of Toxins
The U.S. needs to do a better job protecting children and pregnant women from toxic chemicals, says a policy statement out today from the American Academy of Pediatrics (Szabo, 4/25).