Rachel's and our right to know...
We have a Right to Know --- But where is this
Right to Know? At most places of employment your Right To Know is in a filing
cabinet or a notebook. You have a Right to Know but you have to search through
the MSDS sheets on your own. Then the information provided may be minimum at
best and hard to understand. Most of us don't know what to look for and your
doctor (with a waiting room full) doesn't have time to read or research the vast
numbers of chemicals you work with.
The Responsibility for the content of the
MSDS Sheets is in the hands of the Chemical Manufacturer. Use of the chemical
depends on the its ability to do the job intended and safe use of the chemical.
If its considered hazardous, its use will be more limited and this will affect
Chemicals are evaluated and selected in part
because of the way the MSDS sheet reads and the protection required for its use.
But is the employee really protected.
Every week you check your e-mail and there's the latest edition of
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- Without Rachel's our Right to Know would not be nearly as
- Without Rachel's we wouldn't know about the chemical industry
trying to influence the sale and use of chemicals as a safe product.
- Without Rachel's we wouldn't know that medical research is bought
by The Cigarette and Chemical Companies.
Rachel's is Free to you!
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