BRYNIARKSI: The states are alright
In my last column (“A reform of substance,” Jan. 29), I discussed the Toxic Substances Control Act, a federal law that gives our Environmental Protection Agency the power to make sure that chemicals released into the environment pose little threat to human health. Since its passage in 1976, it has resulted in the ban of nine chemicals. “Good on the EPA!” you might think, as you take a swig from your plastic water bottle. But those nine chemicals are a woefully small cluster in a constellation of over 80,000 chemicals currently on the market, most of which have never been tested.
February 12, 2016