As indicated in a press release by the American Nurses Association (ANA), ANA urged the U.S. Senate to modify the Chemical Safety Improvement Act to better protect vulnerable populations in a briefing together with Physicians for Social Responsibility on September 20, 2013. ANA stated in the meeting that current chemical regulation is inadequate in controlling the risks of toxic chemicals to human health. ANA called for the substitution of harmful chemicals, labeling and full disclosure for chemicals, more research regarding the relationship between health and the environment and better information and protection for nurses. The Nurses association particularly pointed to the risks posed by endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to human health including obesity, diabetes, infertility and cancer, and highlighted the need for tighter chemical regulation in the workplace and the environment.

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American Nurses Association. “Chemical safety legislation backed by ANA, Physicians.” (without date)