Originally posted on http://ift.tt/14bRKmK :

"There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. You might think that the government tests each chemical to assure that it's safe. But in the United States, unlike the European Union, chemicals are assumed to pose no health risk unless the EPA proves otherwise." — Don't hold your breath for that to happen!

Obama's EPA breaks pledge to divorce politics from science on toxic chemicals
To the delight of industry, the USEPA is completing fewer chemical assessments than ever before.