July 26, 2010

New TSCA bill introduced

As I've mentioned in the previous post, the US House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce introduced a bill last week which could overhaul the 1976 Toxic Chemicals Safety Act (TSCA).

U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010.

Waxman said the TSCA reform is long-overdue. The bill intends all chemicals will be reviewed for safety; dangerous chemicals will be restricted or eliminated; and new, safer chemicals will be developed using the green chemistry principles.

The American Chemistry Council noted in a statement that the bill needs more work.

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