Volume 95 Issue 9 | pp. 23-24
Issue Date: February 27, 2017

How many chemicals are in use today?

EPA struggles to keep its chemical inventory up to date
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: chemical regulation, TSCA, U.S. EPA

No one, not even the Environmental Protection Agency, knows how many chemicals are in use today. EPA has more than 85,000 chemicals listed on its inventory of substances that fall under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). But the agency is struggling to get a handle on which of those chemicals are in the marketplace today and how they are actually being used.

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