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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Romney, Regulation & Risk of Cancer

Cancer causing substances in the workplace have created an epidemic of occupational illness claims in the United States in the last few decades. The Chemical Lobby, and those who advocate of their behalf for less regulation, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney are now advocating for less regulation and the elimination of the semi-annual publication The Report on Carcinogens.

"....Every free economy has regulation. At the same time regulation can become excessive, it can become out of date. And what's happened with some of the legislation that's been passed under President Obama's term is you've seen some of the regulation become excessive and it has hurt the economy." Mitt Romney, 1st Presidential Debate 2012

This challenge to a safer workplace is discussed in an Op-Ed article in the NY Times Today:
"The chemical industry is working frantically to suppress that scientific consensus — because it fears “public confusion.” Big Chem apparently worries that you might be confused if you learned that formaldehyde caused cancer of the nose and throat, and perhaps leukemia as well." Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times

Click here to read "The Cancer Lobby" (NY Times) 10/7/12

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