“Sensitive business information” gets priority over consumer protection Monday, January 4, 2010
Washington Post: “Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States…nearly 20 percent are secret, according to the Environmental Protection Agency,” Lyndsey Layton reports. “But critics — including the Obama administration — say the secrecy has grown out of control, making it impossible for regulators to control potential dangers or for consumers to know which toxic substances they might be exposed to.”
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