News stories about the “toxic” chemicals seem to appear daily in the press. These stories say our health is at risk, but the real risk is to our freedom. In its current issue, USA Today highlights growing state-level regulations to address the dangers associated with many chemical products. Supposedly, the massive EPA bureaucracy isn’t enough!
But what are they saving us from? We are living longer, healthier lives as chemical use expands, and despite claims to the contrary, there isn’t compelling evidence of serious problems. Unfortunately, such hype is leading down a path for more massive, unnecessary regulation modeled at Europe’s new chemical law. CEI has already documented the problems with this approach.