Toxic Substances & Regulation
Regulation of toxic substances is no easy matter to accomplish. Federal and state regulations address over 80,000 industrial chemicals. Political and economic forces work together, affecting the when, where, how, and why of regulatory action.
The Birth of a Corporate Economy: For information about the death of laissez- faire captialism and the birth of America's corporate economy, which ultimately ensured that the health of the public would never be the only focus of regulatory discussions. . .
The Effect of a Corporate Economy: For a discussion of how a corporate economy can cause regulatory inertia. . .
Historic Examples: Historic examples of how corporations have negatively affected regulatory policy as it relates to a number of different toxic substances, from asbestos to lead to cigarettes. . .
Toxic Substances Blog: News, video, political intrigue . . .