Legal loophole may allow exposure to chemicals

日期:2019-03-02 01:06:04 作者:展立胝 阅读:

EXEMPTIONS in chemical testing standards being drawn up by the US Environmental Protection Agency could leave people exposed to toxic chemicals. A draft of the EPA proposal was leaked to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), an advocacy group in Washington DC, and has been seen by New Scientist. One of the loopholes is that protection standards will only apply to unpaid participants. So if the EPA monitors children whose rooms are sprayed with pesticides, but pays their parents,