Organizations Involved: Vanderbilt Law School
Source: Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

Abstract

This article explores how epigenetics, the interaction between genes and the environment in which there is a non-gene mutating, but still chemically altering effect from exposure, presents novel challenges for chemical regulatory regimes in the U.S. because chemical substances that don’t cause mutations are not typically regulated for their potential effects on future generations, and argues that new developments in public and private governance suggest optimism for the ability of the environmental regulatory regime to respond to new findings in the science of epigenetics.

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