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Pediatricians seek change in lax toxic chemicals law

Alarmed by studies showing children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals found in scores of consumer products, the nation's largest pediatrician group is joining a growing campaign to overhaul how the U.S. regulates hazardous substances.

In a policy statement to be issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics condemns a 1976 federal law that largely relies on chemical manufacturers to raise concerns about their products.

Read the complete Chicago Tribune story, "Pediatricians seek change in lax toxic chemicals law."

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