EPA Update

Protect Our Breasts has always been progressive in its dedication to protecting women’s bodies from environmental toxins. We aim to give a voice to the emerging concern regarding the direct relationship between toxins and an increased Breast Cancer risk. Currently organizations, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, that support and fund scientific breakthroughs are under great scrutiny.

On Friday (2/17), the Senate approved a new EPA head, Scott Pruitt, who appears likely to fulfill the new administration’s promise to “get rid” of the agency as we know it. How will this impact our work?

A piece of legislation that we have been following in great detail is the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This important piece of legislation was finally reformed this summer (6/22/16) after forty years. From it, the EPA is required to evaluate existing chemicals to determine whether they “present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.” The EPA’s jurisdiction regarding the evaluation of chemicals has yet to change with the new administration.

We are unsure what the fate of the reformed TSCA will be. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to share the science that points to prevention and to remain hopeful. We are all in this together, it is our planet, it is our #RealFacts science, and these are our bodies that may be affected. Protect Our Breasts, Protect Our Bodies, and Protect Our Environment.

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