Thursday, January 7, 2010

Use of potentially harmful chemicals kept secret under law

"Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States -- from flame retardants in furniture to household cleaners -- nearly 20 percent are secret, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, their names and physical properties guarded from consumers and virtually all public officials under a little-known federal provision. "

Washington Post Article

Notice that the law here is not to protect you. It is to protect a business.

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