Posts Tagged ‘Chemicals’

Less than .3% of Chemicals Proven Safe

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Over 80,000 chemicals are regularly used in the US. Less than 200 have been safety tested by regulators. That’s because current regulations are based loosely on the principal of “assumed safe until proven dangerous.” That’s just one of the alarming facts in The President’s Cancer Panel Annual Report published last month.

The report focuses on environmental triggers of cancer, highlighting the tremendous human and planetary health risks we are taking with chemicals. The authors believe these risks are significantly underestimated, in part because much of the data linking chemicals and cancer is several decades only. Click here to read more