Key EDF chemical reports and papers

Chemicals policy reform

  • Ten Essential Elements in TSCA Reform

    EDF lead senior scientist Richard Denison’s paper published in the Environmental Law Reporter, laid out one of the earliest blueprints for new legislation to replace the outmoded Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 - which was finally updated in 2016 with the Lautenberg Act.

    Report [PDF]

    January 2009

  • Across the Pond: How Europe’s rules affect U.S.

    This report assessed one of the first impacts that the new European regulation called REACH had on U.S. companies and chemicals: REACH’s identification of “substances of very high concern.”

    Report page

    January 2009

  • Not that innocent

    This report documented the urgent need for policy reform. Our analysis contrasted U.S. policies with those in Canada and the European Union and identified “best practices” culled from all three systems that together created a vision for future U.S. chemicals policy.

    Report page


  • Toxic ignorance

    This seminal report raised public awareness of how few widely used chemicals had been tested and how few public data on their safety were available.

    Report [PDF]


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