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Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

By Peter Montague

  1. Breast cancer, scientific uncertainty, and the rise of women’s activism: A detective story

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    Dr. Ted Schettler & Carolyn Raffensperger With Kaitlin Butler and Ann Manning   Carondelet Center, Sisters of Saint Joseph Event Center, Room G-1 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105   October 21, 2015, 7pm-9pm   Free and Open to the Public RSVP appreciated – Seating is Limited: email Sherri AT sehn DOT org Up until…Read More →

  2. The Long, Twisting Tale of Chemical Policy – April 2015 Networker

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    SEHN Networker Volume 20 (4) April, 2015. Safer Chemicals, Safer Products: Is Congress Up to Their Task? by Ted Schettler, Science Director If you are among those who assume that chemicals in your consumer products must first be tested for safety before being put on the market you have plenty of company. But you are…Read More →

  3. How to Unleash Chemical-Policy Reform (and Every Other Progressive Reform)

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    By Peter Montague Why is it so hard for Congress to pass a decent law to protect public health by regulating toxic chemicals? After all, during the 1960s and 1970s Congress adopted nearly two dozen far-reaching environmental laws and treaties [1]. Why can’t Congress just repeat those earlier policy prescriptions?   Here’s why:   In…Read More →

  4. Tools for Addressing Cumulative Impacts on Human Health and the Environment

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    “Cumulative impacts” refers to the total harm to human health and the environment resulting from combinations of stressors over time. Cumulative impacts are creating three kinds of effects: degraded ecosystems (such as oceans and boreal forests), human diseases, and disproportionately burdened communities, which are the hallmark of environmental injustice. Read more: Tools for Addressing Cumulative…Read More →