Current Science on Public Exposures to Toxic Chemicals: Hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, February 4, 2010 [open pdf - 9MB]
This testimony compilation is from the February 4, 2010 hearing, "Current Science on Public Exposures to Toxic Chemicals," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health. From the opening statement of Frank R. Lautenberg: "There's no question that chemicals are essential to our modern lives. [...] But when we use these products, the chemicals in them can end up in our bodies. So in essence, the American public has become a living, breathing repository for chemical substances. [...] My safer chemicals bill will have a simple goal: force chemical makers to prove that their products are safe before they end up in a store, in our homes, or in our bodies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank R. Lautenberg, Senator (D-NJ); Barbara Boxer, Senator (D-CA); James M. Inhofe, Senator (R-OK); Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency; Henry Falk, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; John Stephenson, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Linda Birnbaum, Director, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences; Molly Jones Gray, Participant in a Biomonitoring Study; Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group; Charles McKay, Division of Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital; and Tracey J. Woodruff, Associate Professor and Director, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco.
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