The Toxic Horror Story of Nancy Beck

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By Zach Brown, Public Citizen The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) is a little-known agency, but it has a big responsibility to ensure that the products in our homes are safe. It has responsibility for ensuring that more than 15,000 products are safe, including toys, household...
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How Safe Are Children’s Products? It Might Depend on Trump’s Next Nominee to the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Today the Senate holds a hearing on the nomination of Dr Nancy Beck to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). I doubt you spend much time thinking about the CPSC, but the little-known agency plays a crucial role in ensuring that...
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How Trump’s Consumer Safety Nominee Weakened Regulation of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Consumer Products

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group There are many reasons for the Senate to oppose President Trump’s nominee to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nancy Beck. Since 1980, the use of methylene chloride in paint strippers has killed scores of people. But while in a top...
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