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Promoting Safety and Sustainability in Chemicals and Materials Policy

With less than 5 percent of the world’s population and 7 percent of its land area, the United States consumes nearly one-third of the world’s non-energy materials.

There are some 30,000 chemicals on the US market; less than one quarter have been adequately tested for human health and environmental effects.

The US economy is neither safe nor sustainable.

We need a new, twenty-first century approach
to managing chemicals and materials.