My wife just shared an article (below) that mentions a bill Senator Lautenberg (Dem-NJ) is proposing called the "Safe Chemicals Act". The general feeling I get from reading through is that the senator is suggesting that we aren't safe from "chemicals" and that the EPA won't protect us from the chemical companies. Alarm bells went off in my head when I heard about it, so I wanted to do a little more research.
The Act's website (also linked below) seems to be a write-up intended to scare parents, especially with the pictures chosen of a breastfeeding mother, a pretty baby, and then seemingly evil chemicals next to them.
Anyone have any insight? I'm curious especially if any of his claims are valid, especially those
1) where he suggests that the EPA is anemic in its ability to protect the public
2) how the 1970s legislation that's used today (Toxic Substances Control Act) has really "failed to protect public health"
CNN Article: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/31/opinion/lautenberg-toxic-chemicals/index.html