President Obama reached a rare agreement with Congress on a new law to regulate toxic household chemicals. The legislation, signed Wednesday, will give the EPA the authority to vet and ban tens of thousands of substances potentially harmful to humans,…
By PBS NewsHour
Synthetic chemicals surround us. They’re in our takeout containers, children’s toys, furniture and clothes. You might think the government has carefully reviewed every chemical for safety before it hits the market. But it hasn’t.
By Mark Scialla
President Barack Obama has signed into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Commonly used cleaning and personal care products marketed as "green" might not be as environmentally-safe as they claim to be, a new study found this week.
In part one of a two-part series Miles O’Brien travels to Hinkley, Calif., the town featured in the movie Erin Brockovich, for its multi-million battle over contaminated groundwater. O'Brien reports on the investigation into the chemical Chromium-6, the agency that…
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