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Oct.2 – US: US chemical regulation up for reform


In a 29 September presentation, [Lisa Jackson, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)] outlined principles for much-needed reform of the [1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)], which, she said, had “proven an inadequate tool for providing the protection against chemical risks that the public rightfully expects.” Congress will take up these ideas in legislation expected in coming months…

One of the main changes will be that chemical manufacturers must provide EPA with toxicity data on chemicals so that the agency can evaluate risks. At the moment EPA can only begin asking manufacturers for toxicity data after it has already got evidence that a chemical poses a risk…

We will keep you informed if any regulatory changes result.

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