It is legal and common practice for manufacturers to add toxic
chemicals to children's products.
Free then details ways you can "be your own toxicologist," which is especially important to parents as "infants and children have greater risk for health effects from toxic
exposure than adults.
This is the most detailed toxic
site map ever made publicly available for New York City," said Walter Hang, Toxics
When voters approved the Toxics
Right to Know law in 1996, it was aimed squarely at large manufacturers.
At a public meeting to discuss cleanup operations at the Simi Hills facility, Gerard Abrams, project manager for the California Department of Toxic
Substances Control, said Thursday night that the highest concentrations of dioxins were found in the old burn pits and wastewater ponds that drain into Bell and Dayton Canyon creeks.
Since the beginning of the program, there have been steady declines in toxic
chemicals released in the U.
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Conversely, most people would say vitamins are "good," without realizing that many vitamins can be toxic
at high dosages.
Given the environmental risks of the toxic
chemicals used in most manufacturing processes, the arrival of Intel four years ago was widely debated by activist groups both in Costa Rica and abroad.
The EPA's revised definition actually meant total TRI-reported waste increased between 1991 and 1993, leaving the public with the highly misleading impression that ever-escalating mountains of toxic
chemicals were poisoning the environment.
In yet a third pattern, sources of toxic
pollution were placed in existing minority communities.
EPA Administrator William Reilly said that by the end of 1992, "EPA will have put into place a toxics
program that will achieve greater reduction by the end of 1995 than EPA has been able to accomplish in the past 10 years.