Profiles in Cowardice: EPA’s Abysmal Failure to Protect Children’s Health

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists Last month, having re-read Profiles in Courage by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, I found myself ruminating on the astounding lack of courage demonstrated by many of our elected leaders, their appointees, and other important stakeholders. (With a hat tip...
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Manufacturers Must Do More to Keep Toxins Out of Our Toys

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By Grace Brombach, U.S. PIRG Parents don’t usually expect the toys they buy to threaten their kid’s health — especially when that toy is a smiling train from a popular kids show. But in 2007, nearly 1.5 million Thomas and Friends trains were recalled from store shelves and homes for...
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