Your Call: The tangled web of (and giant gaps in) U.S. chemical regulations

Apr 4, 2016

On the April 4th edition of Your Call, we’re kicking off our week long series examining the toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. 

There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the U.S. that haven’t been tested adequately for their health and environmental effects according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Companies don’t have to disclose the chemicals they use in their products, claiming trade secret protections. What’s being done to close these loopholes and ensure these chemicals are safe? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Sharon Lerner, investigative reporter for The Intercept

Daniel Rosenberg, senior attorney at Natural Resources Defense Council

Web Resources:

The Intercept: A Chemical Shell Game

The Intercept: New Teflon Toxin Causes Cancer in Lab Animals

Natural Resources Defense Council: Toxic Chemicals

New York Times: Chemicals Permitted in the U.S. but Banned in the E.U.

Center for Responsive Politics: Toxic Substances Control Act