New Alliance of Scientists, Doctors Urges Action on Harmful Household

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A woman shops in the detergent section of a hypermarket (Photo: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week a coalition of leading physicians, scientists and health advocates called for tougher regulation of chemicals in common household items -- including flame-retardant furniture and food wrapping. We’ll talk with experts about how these chemicals could impact your child’s development, and about how to reduce your family’s exposure. We'll also discuss the sweeping new federal law on toxic chemicals, which Congress passed last month.

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Asa Bradman, co-founder, UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, professor of Epidemiology and Environmental and Occupational Health, UC Davis; director, UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center

Sonya Lunder, senior analyst, Environmental Working Group

Alex Guillen, energy reporter, Politico

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