Congress Set to Pass New Regulations on Environmental Toxins

28 min
at 9:30 AM
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Congress is set to pass the first new regulations on toxic
chemicals in 40 years. The law means that some 64,000
chemicals, many of them ingredients in household products, will
be tested for the first time. The new federal regulations could also
override stronger state laws, which has led some environmental
groups to oppose the new legislation. We'll discuss the proposal
and what it could mean for California.


Martin Mulvihill, chemist and former director for the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

Sarah Wire, reporter, Los Angeles Times