[Pharmwaste] NPR story mostly about phthalates

Tenace, Laurie Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us
Tue Nov 27 09:44:29 EST 2007


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16616951
Mark Schapiro, Exposing a Toxic U.S. Policy

Fresh Air from WHYY, November 26, 2007 · Investigative reporter Mark Schapiro
explains in a new book that toxic chemicals exist in many of the products we
handle every day - agents that can cause cancer, genetic damage and birth
defects, lacing everything from our gadgets to our toys to our beauty
products. 

And unlike the European Union, the U.S. doesn't require businesses to
minimize them - or even to list them, so consumers can evaluate the risks.
Schapiro argues that that policy isn't just bad for public health: In an
increasingly green economy, he says, American businesses stand to get shut
out of a huge market.

Schapiro, editorial director of the nonprofit Center for Investigative
Reporting, has written for Harper's, The Nation, Mother Jones and The
Atlantic Monthly. His book is called Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday
Products, and What's at Stake for American Power.


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