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"[A]pproximately 90 percent of the chemicals produced in the highest volumes lack publicly available data necessary for even the most crude toxicity screening…. The continuing use of these untested chemicals amounts to an uncontrolled chemistry experiment where humans, and particularly children, are the lab rats."

Jeremiah Baumann, Director,
Toxics and Environmental Health Program, The State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), Washington, D.C., in
"Pollution, Toxic Chemicals, and Mental Retardation: Framing a National Blueprint for Health Promotion and Disability
Prevention," July 2003

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