Lawns & laws: Lautenberg bill uproots old chemical regulation

Quoting Senator Frank Lautenberg in The Washington Post:

We’re saying those who make the chemicals — and there are 700 new ones that come to market each year — ought to be responsible for testing them first before they’re released to the public, instead of having the EPA play detective to search and try to find problems.

The bill would also require manufacturers to submit health and safety data for the 84,000 chemicals currently in use. Read more here.

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