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


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