CONTENTS EdEvidence Newsletter

May 2008

Toxic Chemical and Product Safety News for Investors

April and May have been busy months for journalists reporting on toxic chemicals in products. The headlines section of IEHN's website gathers 35 articles describing the implosion of the market for polycarbonate baby and sport bottles containing bisphenol-A; the debilitated condition of federal consumer and environmental protection programs; de facto regulatory standard setting by Wal-Mart and other companies for lead and phthalates in toys and other products; new state and local legislation to address chemical safety hazards slipping through the frayed federal safety net; and costly legal settlements for companies caught up in toxic product controversies.