Restricting Toxic Chemicals
In 1962 the book Silent Spring warned Americans for the first time of the dangers of using chemicals indiscriminately, leading to many new regulations and restrictions. In the decades since, we’ve again become too lax in regulating what chemicals we’re exposed to day in and day out. Of the 84,000 chemicals in use today, the EPA has required health information on just 200 and banned just 8. To protect our children and ourselves, it’s time to get tough.