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April 2011

Docs Want Chemical Law Overhauled


Docs Want Chemical Law Overhauled

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for chemicals to be tested for safety before they are released to the market. In seeking an overhaul of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the nation's pediatricians said the law “is widely recognized to have been ineffective in protecting children, pregnant women and the general population from hazardous chemicals in the marketplace.” Under the current law, chemical companies have no responsibility to perform market testing or research product safety. “Manufacturers must be responsible for developing information about chemicals before marketing,” said an AAP statement published in the journal Pediatrics. For More Info The AAP's policy statement on chemicals  NPR article on chemical...

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Weekend Planner: Hoppy Easter!


Weekend Planner: Hoppy Easter!

The Easter Bunny hops into town. Here's where to find him — and where to go for more spring celebrations.

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Weekend Planner: Parkway Festivals


Weekend Planner: Parkway Festivals

The Ben Franklin Parkway bustles with books & sizzles with science experiments on Saturday. Plus: Early Earth Day celebrations

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Padua Academy Wins Jefferson Award

Selected as the Delaware recipient for Outstanding Service by a High School for efforts promoting volunteerism.

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It's on to L.A. for 15 Science Winners

Mount St. Joseph captures the team gold medal at the annual Delaware Valley Science Fairs.

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Weekend Planner: PIFA and Sakura Sunday


Weekend Planner: PIFA and Sakura Sunday

The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts kicks off this weekend. Plus: Sakura Sunday in Fairmount Park

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Weekend Planner: April Play!


Weekend Planner: April Play!

Start off April with a smile: April Fools open mic night, playtime for every child & more.

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