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EPA Promotes the Precautionary Principle! – Huge Eco-Win!

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2_mugs57The Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will promote a new chemical law in Congress in the coming months that puts the responsibility on industry to prove that its compounds are safe. This is a huge breakthrough for consumer protection.

I’ve always been a huge fan of The Precautionary Principle, which states that products should not be put on the market until proven safe. Yay! I never dreamed that we would see The Precautionary Principle made into law in my lifetime. The government would protect us, our children, and everyone else. Eco-Win!

Meanwhile, the EPA will also analyze and regulate six high-profile, widely used chemicals that have raised health concerns. These six are bisphonal A (BPA), pththalates, brominated flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds (used in non-stick coatings and food packaging); some parafins, and benzidine dyes and pigments. Eco-Win!

–Annie

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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