Unsafe and untested chemicals in your home

Your home contains materials and products made with toxic chemicals that have never been required to be shown to be safe, some of which could harm your health. But chances are you couldn’t identify them.

Science is only beginning to understand how synthetic chemicals affect our health and the health of our planet, but we've learned even minute amounts of some of them may cause serious harm. The decades-old Toxic Substances Chemicals Control Act (TSCA) keeps you in the dark about what health risks they may pose to you and your family.

Household products with chemicals linked to health risks

Time for change

Americans are exposed to an untold a number of chemicals every day, and almost none of them have ever been adequately tested for safety. Our primary chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is badly broken and hasn’t been updated since 1976—almost 40 years. EDF is working with key policymakers and stakeholders to make a smarter, stronger law that better protects you and your family.

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Sources

Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act, http://healthreport.saferchemicals.org