Houses of Congress introduced legislation aimed at overhauling the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
GMA will need to work closely with the FDA and our member companies to ensure that we are implementing the expansive new measures quickly and accurately.Other opportunities that I think will present themselves in the coming year include chemical policy reform with the modernization of The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bipartisan overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
(TSCA), and will leave workers throughout the country unreasonably exposed to grave health risks.
Efforts to reform The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
(TSCA) have stalled repeatedly in the U.S.
According to Cathcart, as 2011 came to a close, there was a push in the US Senate to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
as set forth in the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S.
In other words, they are pushing for a new federal bill to replace the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
, which has allowed 80,000 chemicals in widespread manufacturing and use despite that fact that most have not been tested for basic toxicity.
chemicals policy, largely embodied in the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
, is outdated.
The bill, named the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010, would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
and would "ensure that the public and the environment are protected from risks of chemical exposure." Only a handful of substances have been banned under the original 1976 act; and of the 80,000 chemicals currently used in commerce, only 200 have been tested for human safety.
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
(TSCA) (1976) stipulates that all known toxicity information be disclosed in a premanufacture notice, but it does not require that any specific testing be performed before manufacture and marketing of a new chemical product.