A handful of lawmakers have been trying to block the EPA from regulating pollution. This is largely a political maneuver -- an effort to drain away support for passing a comprehensive clean energy bill.
Over 30 years ago Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act to protect health and the environment. It was a regulatory system written based on our scientific knowledge then. But we know much more now.
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals that some children's face paints contain heavy metals such as lead, nickel and cobalt that can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis.