Legislature Considering Hazards Of Chemical Exposure Unsafe For Children

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would require several state agencies to come up with a list of chemicals that are considered highly unsafe to children.

The agencies would have to take into account potential exposure to a child or developing fetus and develop a report, to be submitted to the General Assembly’s Children’s and Public Health Committees.

Members of the Children’s Committee were scheduled to hear testimony Thursday on the proposed legislation. Also, North Stonington state Rep. Diana Urban, the panel’s co-chairman, and members of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut were scheduled to discuss issues surrounding the bill during a morning news conference.

The coalition says only a fraction of the more than 84,000 chemicals found in consumer products, including toys, have been tested for safety.

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