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  1. The Case for Government Oversight and Regulation

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    Editor’s note, by Carolyn Raffensperger   Is it worth it? I know many activists were asking themselves this question after Congress passed legislation that tweaked our main toxic chemical law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It was an upgrade, not a full reform. Some of us, like SEHN’s Dr. Ted Schettler, had been working…Read More →

  2. Antimicrobials in Hospital Furnishings: Evidence to Support Lacking

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    A New Report by Science Director Dr. Ted Schettler Antimicrobials in Hospital Furnishings: Do They Help Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections? Press Release here: Health care decision-makers should seek more evidence of safety and effectiveness before purchasing furnishings containing antimicrobials, concludes a comprehensive review released today by Health Care Without Harm. The report found very little support for…Read More →

  3. Preparing the Harvest: an update on the work of the Women’s Congress

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    Anger that is motivated by compassion or a desire to correct social injustice, and does not seek to harm the other person, is a good anger that is worth having. – His Holiness, the Dalai Lama Dear Friend of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations,   After a winter of fermentation and a springtime of…Read More →

  4. 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 →