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President's Cancer Panel Raises "New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer"

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  • Julie Gahn
    The report blames weak laws, lax enforcement and fragmented authority, as well as the existing regulatory presumption that chemicals are safe unless strong
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6 8:10 AM
      "The report blames weak laws, lax enforcement and fragmented authority, as well as the existing regulatory presumption that chemicals are safe unless strong evidence emerges to the contrary.   'Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States have been tested for safety,' the report says. It adds: 'Many known or suspected carcinogens are completely unregulated.' "
       
      The report also suggests "giving preference to organic food, checking radon levels in the home and microwaving food in glass containers rather than plastic."
       
      Panelists were appointed by George W. Bush.
       
      For full article see:
       
       
      Thanks to Bob Waldrop for flagging this report: 
       
      Julie Gahn, CIH
      Coordinator, Tahlequah Community Garden
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TahlequahCommunityGarden/
      Liaison, First Lutheran Church & Tahlequah Farmer's Market
      http://www.firstlutherantahlequah.org/
      http://www.tahlequahfarmersmarket.com/home
      Member, Sustainable Tahlequah
      http://www.sustainabletahlequah.org/


      Also see:
      Oklahoma Food Cooperative
      http://www.oklahomafood.coop/
      Sustainable Green Country
      http://www.sustainablegreencountry.org/main/
      Oklahoma Sustainability Network
      http://www.oksustainability.org/
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