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September 26, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(4):430-434. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010220054015

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STATEMENT TO INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE COMMITTEE ON S. 1283  August 13, 1959Senator Warren G. Magnuson, Chairman Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee United States Senate Washington 25, D. C.Dear Mr. Chairman:We have been advised that your Committee is currently conducting hearings with respect to S. 1283, 86th Congress, a bill to regulate the interstate distribution and sale of packages of hazardous substances intended or suitable for household use. I would like to request that this letter, which outlines the position of the American Medical Association, be inserted in the record of the hearings.Uniform legislation to require precautionary labeling of all chemical products containing hazardous substances has been an objective of medical and health groups for nearly a century. Over 75 years ago, the American Medical Association adopted a resolution urging Congress and the various state legislatures to enact legislation to require lye to be sold as

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