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State Says Federal Toxin Laws Too Weak 

Environmental officials in Maine and a dozen other states say federal laws to protect the public from toxic chemicals are too weak.A joint statement from the states asks for changes in national environmental laws to protect vulnerable populations by identifying and regulating the most troubling chemicals in consumer items and elsewhere.The states say they’re the leading innovators in regulating toxic chemicals.Maine and Washington state have policies to promote safer chemicals in children’s products and prioritize hazardous chemicals.