Tag: Consumer Product Safety Commission

Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals Have Gotta Go

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By Avinash Kar, NRDC; Alvaro Casanova, Center for Environmental Health; and Carroll Wills, California Professional Firefighters What if I told you that you have been and continue to be exposed to dangerous chemicals in your home for no good reason? What if these chemicals exposed firefighters to greater cancer risks in the bargain? You wouldn’t…

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Cadmium in Jewelry Gets Headlines Again

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“Feds muff kid cadmium in jewelry crackdown” — Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Bureaucratic inertia, too much acceptance of industry claims, a small budget, and a small staff of inspectors combine to make the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s efforts to remove toxic cadmium-containing jewelry from store shelves less than effective. So says the Associated Press, that has just…

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How Art Thou Wrong, Ms. Northup? Let Me Count the Ways

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In my recent letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, I responded to Ann Northup, a commissioner of the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who wrote a misleading editorial in The Journal, opposing new federal legislation that protects children from lead in toys and other consumer products. Why would a government official…

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