Environmental Health

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Indicates issue is a core ANA legislative and regulatory priority for the 112th Congress.



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Safe Chemicals, Nursing and Public Health
There is growing consensus that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), enacted in 1976, to regulate the use of chemicals based on their risk to human health or the environment, is failing to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. This daily, often unknowing exposure has serious implications for public health, and because of increased exposure in the workplace, nurses and other health care workers face an even greater risk.

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