Carl F. Cranor documents the health threats posed by toxic hazards in commercial products such as cosmetics and cookware. Cranor argues that these chemical compounds should be subject to pre-market testing, as is the case with pharmaceuticals and pesticides, rather than presumed safe until harm is done.
“A new book, No Family History, presents compelling evidence that exposure to everyday products such as cosmetics and toiletries, hormones in food, household cleaners and pesticides is behind the dramatic increase in breast cancer and argues that the solution is simple: prevention. “
Read New Book: Are Everyday Products From Cosmetics To Household Cleaners Causing The High Rates Of Breast Cancer?, medicalnewstoday, 17 June 2009.
Congress takes a key first step to reform our toxic chemicals law for the first time in almost 40 years
History was made last July as the Safe Chemicals Act was voted on for the first time in 36 years, and it passed in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. This Act should give the Environmental Protection Agency the tools it needs to keep dangerous chemicals out of our products.