Efforts are underway on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies, and within state governments to reform a number of chemical laws and regulations—including the Toxic Substances Control Act and federal cosmetics regulation—to make the laws more precautionary in nature. These efforts are bolstered by government programs that classify chemicals as “carcinogenic.” But will these programs and policies improve public health and well-being or might they prove counterproductive? Come find out as our panelists address these important issues.

Date: April 30, 2012

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building


Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.: The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Angela Logomasini will address the Toxic Substances Control Act, highlighting her recent paper: The Real Meaning of TSCA Modernization: The Shift from Science-Based Standards to Over-Precaution.

Richard Belzer, Ph.D.: President of Regulatory Checkbook, a Virginia-based nonprofit corporation, Dr. Belzer will discuss the process for carcinogen classifications at the National Toxicology Panel and his recent study: The Report on Carcinogens: What Went Wrong and What Can Be Done to Fix It.

Dana Joel Gattuso: The National Center for Public Policy Research’s Dana Joel Gattuso will focus on recent congressional interest in increased regulation of cosmetics and other personal care products, highlighting findings of her report The True Story of Cosmetics: Exposing the Risks of the Smear Campaign.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided

Please RSVP to Angela at [email protected] or (202) 331-2269

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