Original story by James Bruggers for courier.journal. Find the original here.
It seemed like a good idea back in 1976 - passing a Toxic Substances Control Act to safeguard Americans from chemicals that can cause cancer or other illnesses.
But it didn't work very well - in fact, it wasn't strong enough to even stand up to a ban on asbestos, a known carcinogen.
This week, there's a new chemical safety bill that President Obama is expected to sign, and believe it or not, it was a product of Republicans and Democrats alike, as well as environmental and industry groups.
Stop the presses.
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