In this day and age, it is baffling to me that we actually need to INTRODUCE legislation "that would require chemical manufacturers to prove the safety of their products before they're released into the market." Should this not be the de facto standard? Unfortunately not!!
Newark, New Jersey (CNN) -- Of the 84,000 chemicals on the market today -- many of which are in objects that people come into contact with every day -- only about 1 percent of them have been studied for safety, Sen. Frank Lautenberg said Tuesday. Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, told a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health that such little oversight means that children in the United States are virtual "guinea pigs in an uncontrolled experiment."