Untested Chemicals in Consumer Products
Siobahn O'Connor | GOOD
November 01, 2010
Regular readers of this site have hopefully come across some of the No More Dirty Looks pieces, where Alexandra Spunt and I offer advice about safe alternatives to the chemical-filled consumer products we all use, every day, and we do it, and we wrote our book of the same name, because it’s exactly these kinds of data gaps we find so troubling.
Scientific American has a great infographic up on their site showing that of those 50,000 chemicals, about 300 have been tested for safety, and five have been restricted. No matter how you do that math, it’s deeply disconcerting.
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