Your Call: The new toxic chemical safety law and public health | KALW

Your Call: The new toxic chemical safety law and public health

Aug 1, 2016

On the August 2nd edition of Your Call we’ll have a conversation about the new Toxic Substances Control Act.

Under the new law, the EPA will have more authority to test and restrict hazardous chemicals, which are found in every products, including laundry detergent and bathroom cleaners. Will the EPA have the resources it needs to ensure those chemicals are safe? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Dr. Tracey Woodruff, professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Gretchen Goldman, lead analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Web Resources:

Union of Concerned Scientists: “Excuse Me, Sir, Are There Chemicals in That?” Why TSCA Reform Needs to Improve Our Chemical Safety”

Parents: How to Keep Your Family Safe from Toxic Chemicals

Herald Times: A Look at the West: Chemical safety law giving EPA more power passes Congress Why Chemicals in the U.S. Are Still “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”

Union of Concerned Scientists: Bad Chemistry: How the Chemical Industry's Trade Association Undermines the Policies That Protect Us (2015)