Issue Date: June 10, 2013
Support Grows For Chemical Law Reform
Thousands of commercial chemicals used in everyday items from baby carriers to cleaning products have never undergone federal scrutiny for safety. This is because they were on the market prior to enactment of the 37-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The fact that TSCA—the federal law that regulates commercial chemicals—in practice gives the Environmental Protection Agency little recourse against chemicals already on the market has led to an erosion in public confidence in the chemical . . .
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