Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones reported Friday August 24,2012 that if Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) gets his way, soon we may lose detailed information about the chemicals putting us at risk.
The National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, publishes the biannual Report on Carcinogens, which is one of the primary sources of public information about chemicals that are known or suspected causes of cancer. The report has been published since 1980, in response to a directive from Congress.
Rehberg’s proposed Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill for 2013 would eliminate the budget for the Report on Carcinogens (RoC) until the agency follows through with an additional follow up to its 2011 report. READ MORE HERE.