WEAK LAWS AND WEAKER GOVERNANCE KEEP TOXIC CHEMICALS ON THE MARKET.....by Eve Gartner @ EARTHJUSTICE

We recently wrote about the broad public support for a petition to ban a class of toxic organohalogen flame retardants from consumer products. “Wait a minute,” you might be thinking. “Doesn’t the government already regulate chemicals for safety?” The fact of the matter is that we know certain chemicals are toxic and yet they are still in use.  Flame retardants, which migrate out of common household items leading to widespread exposures, are a prime example.

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