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Portland Press Herald

Our View: Senators should back toxic regulation update

It's time for a federal response to the chemical products problem addressed in Maine law.
By
Portland Press Herald Editorial Board

A 1970s law based on 1960s science is all we have to protect us from toxic substances in our environment.

Regulations that envisioned smokestacks and drainpipes as the prime sources of dangerous chemicals should be updated to look out for toys, baby shampoo and a wide variety of consumer products as the vehicles for dangerous chemicals to enter our bodies and harm us.

Such a bill is now before Congress and Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins should sign on as co-sponsors.

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