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Challenges in Environmental Health: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Regulations

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Over 80,000 chemicals are used in commerce in the United States, and many are produced in quantities of over 1 million pounds per year. Numerous chemicals are detected in the blood and urine of nearly every person in the U.S., as well as in people in other countries, where monitoring occurs. Over the past three decades, evidence has emerged that chemicals can produce adverse effects at low levels of exposure previously considered harmless. This Collection highlights gaps between evidence of potential harm for a range of environmental exposures and existing policies and regulations to protect public health. 

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