TSCA reform into law
President Obama has signed a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act ( TSCA). This law gives EPA ( the Environmental Protection Agency) the authority to protect Americans by monitoring closely the chemicals that could cause serious health impacts as for example: cancer, reproductive harm and birth defects.
Some highlights shared by EPA:
- The new law requires EPA to evaluate existing chemicals, with clear and enforceable deadlines.
- EPA will evaluate chemicals purely on the basis of the health risks they pose.
- The new law provides a consistent source of funding for EPA to carry out its new responsibilities.
More information at: www.epa.gov