Chronic Hazards Labeling Legislation, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session, September 16 and 17, 1980 [open pdf - 145MB]
These are the September 16 and 17, 1980 hearings on "Chronic Hazards Labeling Legislation," held before the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From the Opening Statement of James H. Scheuer: "We are commencing hearings on H.R. 6977, the Chronic Hazards Labeling Act that was introduced by Congressman Fred Richmond. During these first two sessions, we will focus on the potential hazards to consumers arising from the use of various chemicals and arts and crafts materials. [...] Now, the purpose of H.R. 6977 is to alert consumers as to the potential product health effects, side effects of certain consumer products, as well as to advise them on various precautionary measures that can be taken to reduce their exposure to such substances and to reduce or eliminate the resultant hazard by the taking of intelligent precautions. In effect, the legislation would require that if specified, national, or international organizations determined that a compound could cause cancer, then it would be labled [sic] 'Warning: This chemical has been shown to cause cancer in humans and animals.' If the compound is proven by opinion of the Consumer Product Safety Commission to pose reproductive, genetic, or neurologic hazards, or other product hazards, then the Commission could require labeling that describes the health-affecting compound as well as procedures which may be followed to counteract or reduce these health side effects." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gail Barazani, Albert E. Elsen, Sergio Fabro, Robert Feldman, Leonard J. Goldwater, Donald H. Hoffmn, G. Kaye Holden, Patrick J. Hurd, Federick F. Johnson, Susan B. King, Andrew Krulwich, Anne Laddon, Howard L. Ladstrom, Steven Lemberg, Shirley Levy, Michael McCann, Federick W. Richmond, Toby Sedman, Peter S. Sedman, Milan Vukovich Jr., Paul White, and Hugh F. Young Jr.
Serial No. 96-217
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