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MT Senators Propose Toxic Chemical Reform

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WASHINGTON D.C. -

Montana's Senators Max Baucus and John Tester helped introduce new legislation to regulate the use of toxic chemicals.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to review ways to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

Baucus and Tester co-sponsored the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 that would limit the use of unsafe chemicals linked to cancer and other illnesses.

Sarah Cobler, MT Conservation Voters Edu. Fund, said, "Consumers cannot be informed under the current system, there has to be regulation from the federal government to make sure that these toxic chemicals aren't coming into common, household products."

Furniture, soup cans, baby lotion and water bottles are products that include the toxic chemicals under scrutiny.

Advocates of chemical reform legislation expect their proposals to move forward in the senate this fall.

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