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Lautenberg Train Station Ads Spotlight Sen. Cory Booker

WASHINGTON—Travelers in New Jersey’s busy Frank R. Lautenberg train station will encounter four large, upper-level platform billboards spotlighting Sen. Cory Booker. The ads urge constituents to thank @CoryBooker “for protecting us from toxic chemicals and honoring Sen. Lautenberg’s Legacy.” Scheduled to go up week of June 20, the ads are sponsored by the Physicians Committee, a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors. Viewers are directed to for further details. 

Physicians Committee Scientists Applaud Passage of Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: Bill Ensures Reform of Toxicity Testing

“The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine applauds the Senate passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, updating the statute that regulates chemicals policy. 

“The bill requires alternatives to animal tests be considered and used, and places restrictions on animal testing–which are stronger than current law–that will over time facilitate the development and adoption of human-relevant, nonanimal methods. Because information obtained on chemicals will be human-relevant, products Americans use will be safer.

Physicians Committee Applauds EPA Decision to Reduce Animal Use in Pesticides Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today in a letter to stakeholders from the Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs that to “better ensure protection of human health … its immediate goal is to significantly reduce the use of animals” in pesticides testing requirements collectively called the “6-pack.”

Digesting the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Americans have endured a dietary dilemma that began with the February 2015 release of the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. What foods promote good health? Which cause disease? We’ve spent the last year trying to clear up the confusion. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that were released this morning also attempt to answer those questions. Here’s my breakdown of what the Guidelines get right and wrong.