[Pharmwaste] SWIMMING IN CHEMICALS - An Excerpt from 'Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products'

DeBiasi,Deborah dldebiasi at deq.virginia.gov
Fri Mar 28 10:34:39 EDT 2008


The U.S. would benefit from sharing the EU approach: 

http://www.precaution.org/lib/08/prn_swimming_in_chemicals.080321.htm

Now, March 21, 2008

SWIMMING IN CHEMICALS

An Excerpt from 'Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products'

[Rachel's introduction: Mark Schapiro's new book reveals how the
European Union is demanding that multinationals manufacture safer
products, while products developed and sold in the United States are
increasingly equated with serious health hazards, and are banned from
Europe and other parts of the world.]

The following is an excerpt from investigative reporter Mark Schapiro's
book, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at
Stake for American Power. Schapiro's book reveals how the European Union
is demanding that multinationals manufacture safer products, while
products developed and sold in the United States are increasingly
equated with serious health hazards, and are banned from Europe and
other parts of the world.

(This is a long article, so I didn't post it in its entirety)

Deborah L. DeBiasi
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