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Maine moms, activists rally for changes in chemical safety

WASHINGTON — A group of Maine mothers and activists joined others from around the country Tuesday to lobby Congress to change a chemical safety bill that they say would undermine consumer protection laws enacted in Maine and other states.

For about a decade, Maine has been at the forefront of efforts to ban potentially hazardous chemicals found in everyday products. Supporters of those laws claim states were forced to fill the regulatory gap left by the Toxic Substances Control Act, a nearly 40-year-old federal law that critics say allows chemicals into the marketplace without adequate safety testing.

October 30, 2013


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