NCHR Signature on AB 1989 Opposition Letter

March 11, 2020. We oppose, unless amended AB 1989, the Menstrual Product Right to Know Act of 2020. Unlike cleaning products, less is known about the manufacture, ingredients and potential health impacts of menstrual products. People using menstrual products have the right to avoid exposures that will lead to allergic reactions.

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NCHR Statement Supporting Maryland House Bill to Ban State Funds for Artificial Turf and Playgrounds

March 5, 2020. Officials in communities all over the country have been misled by artificial turf salespeople. They were erroneously told that these products are safe.  But on the contrary, there is clear scientific evidence that these materials are harmful.  The only question is how much exposure is likely to be harmful to which children?  We should not be willing to take such a risk.  Our children deserve better.

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NCHR Comments on FDA’s OMHHE Strategic Priorities

February 28, 2020. Efforts to improve inclusion of racial and ethnic minority populations in clinical trials need to include incentives that are more effective than merely asking companies to do so. Greater diversity would, in turn, improve the generalizability of clinical trial results and provide patients and health care professionals with the information necessary to make an informed decision about which products to use for which patients.

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