In an article published on December 1, 2015 by Chemistry World, the print and online magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry, journalist Rebecca Trager informs about a new report published by the non-profit organization Center for Effective Government (CEG). According to the report, less than 1% of the chemicals in commercial use in the U.S. have been tested by government agencies for safety. Out of 84,000 registered substances, 250 have undergone testing and nine chemicals have been restricted, Trager writes. In order to improve environmental and workplace safety, CEG recommends that companies be required to shift to inherently safer chemicals and technologies.
Rebecca Trager (December 1, 2015). “US agencies test less than 1% of chemicals.” Chemistry World
CEG (October 22, 2015). “New report finds chemical industry is ‘blowing smoke’ when it claims self-regulation works.”