Toxic Chemicals

Are Artificial Christmas Trees Safe?

Are Artificial Christmas Trees Safe?

Chemicals in artificial Christmas trees may pose health and environmental risks.

Toxic Floods Create Pressing Regulatory Needs

Toxic Floods Create Pressing Regulatory Needs

Scholar argues that existing chemical safety regulations fail to prevent hazardous material spills during floods.

Addressing the Dangers of Forever Chemicals

Addressing the Dangers of Forever Chemicals

Experts discuss regulatory options for PFAS chemical contamination control.

The Truth About Toxic Prisons

The Truth About Toxic Prisons

Scholar argues that many U.S. prisons are built on hazardous waste sites and lack oversight.

The Mystery of Tampon Regulation

The Mystery of Tampon Regulation

Advocates argue that FDA’s lax tampon regulations leave consumers exposed to significant risks.

Can Personal Injury Plaintiffs Regulate Dangerous Chemicals?

Can Personal Injury Plaintiffs Regulate Dangerous Chemicals?

Scientific research generated by civil settlements could help drive future EPA regulation.

Macaroni and Cheese with a Side of Regulation

Macaroni and Cheese with a Side of Regulation

FDA faces mounting pressure from advocacy groups claiming a high chemical content in macaroni and cheese.

Rethinking Chemical and Pesticide Regulation

Rethinking Chemical and Pesticide Regulation

Study advocates for cumulative risk assessment mandates in environmental laws.

The Misguided Regulatory Accountability Act

The Misguided Regulatory Accountability Act

Bill aimed at regulatory reform would reintroduce burdensome administrative requirements.

Restoring Pollution Prevention and the Concept of Positive Freedom

Restoring Pollution Prevention and the Concept of Positive Freedom

Scholar espouses a renewed focus on pollution prevention efforts, with an appreciation of government’s ability to effect meaningful reform.

3D Printers Bring Regulation into the Living Room

3D Printers Bring Regulation into the Living Room

Scholars contemplate the health and safety risks of home manufacturing.

If We Can Fix TSCA, We Can Fix the OSH Act

If We Can Fix TSCA, We Can Fix the OSH Act

President Obama recently signed toxics reform; now it is time to fix workplace safety law, too.