EDF Statement on EPA First Ten Chemicals Under Reformed TSCA

List Marks Progress Under New Chemical Safety Law

November 29, 2016
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EDF Statement on EPA First Ten Chemicals Under Reformed TSCA
List Marks Progress Under New Chemical Safety Law

(November 29, 2016)  Today, EDF released the following statement upon EPA’s announcement of the first ten chemicals to be reviewed under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):

“Earlier this year, Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation to fix our main chemical safety law. Today’s announcement is an important mark of progress under the new law and an important step forward for America’s health. The potentially dangerous chemicals on this list are long overdue for attention from EPA. This action is a sign that the reformed law, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, is on the right track. As directed by Congress, EPA is meeting this first of many deadlines for decisions under the law. We expect that process to continue in order to give both consumers and industry new confidence in our chemical safety system.

“This science-based process will ultimately lead to a safer, healthier world for our children and grandchildren.” 

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