The U.S. Senate is currently considering a call for further tightening of our country s already restrictive and effective chemical safety laws. In an op-ed for The Hill, ACSH s Dr. Gilbert Ross explains how the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the key lobbyists for this unnecessary measure, has based its campaign on misinformation fueled by fear. The NRDC s misguided agitation is serious, says Dr. Ross:
If these professional fear mongers get their way, the system will be re-configured such that chemicals are presumed to be harmful until proven safe, no matter the weight of evidence or experience. This approach would surely bring about stringent and unnecessary restrictions on many widely used chemicals that are completely safe and vital to our standard of living.
Read Dr. Ross s op-ed in its entirety, here.