From: Ralph Stuart <ras2047**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] President Obama Signs Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:11:04 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>

The bill doesn't even begin testing chemicals for three years and then there is 20 chemicals on their agenda--ones we already know a bit about. What about the 30,000 untested high production volume chemicals we are all exposed to?

And the politicians are already nominating chemicals to be assessed based on local concerns rather than overall public risk:

President Obama signed Toxic Substances reform bill this week to make it easier to investigate contaminates like PFOA for health and environment effects

Gillibrand: EPA assessment will better protect Village of Hoosick Falls and the Towns of Hoosick and Petersburgh against PFOA

June 24, 2016

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the brand new powers provided by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to determine if perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly known as PFOA, should be restricted or banned at the federal level. President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bill to reform the Toxic Substance Control Act, into law this week.

Ralph Stuart, CIH

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