By Margaret Morales & Gretchen Kroeger In my last post I wrote about the Stockholm Convention Treaty for the international regulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The United States remains one of a handful of countries that has not ratified the Treaty. One key reason for this is that several […]

Safety Standards and Weighing Risks

  Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Senator Vitter (R-LA) just announced they’ve co-sponsored a new bill, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 (CSIA), set on reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) which “…granted EPA authority to create a regulatory framework to collect data on chemicals in order […]

There’s a new act in town!

One of our research projects, Project 2, studies how several halogenated flame retardants can disrupt the thyroid system, which affects how the body grows and develops. Some research suggests that brominated flame retardants also affect proper signaling in nerves, which we are exploring in Project 1. As we described in […]

Brominated flame retardants, brominated glue…why we need to do a ...