Brewing Changes To US Chemical Regulation

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT) -- There are currently more than 80,000 different chemicals authorized for use in household and commercial products in the United States. Some experts estimate that figure grows by more than 1,000 chemicals each year. The use and advancement of chemicals — from those that make cleaning products and MP3 players possible to those that keep our cars and industrial equipment operating — have without question enhanced the quality of life in the United States.

However, regulators and environmental and public health organizations argue that the U.S. Environmental...
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