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New Chemical Bill — Thousands of Years to Test 64,000 Chemicals for Safety

Toxic Substances

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  • An update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine whether a chemical meets a set safety standard before it enters the market
  • The EPA will only have to test 20 chemicals at a time and each chemical has a seven-year deadline
  • No adequate funding is required from the chemical industry, which means there’s a good chance the EPA will lack the funding needed to review toxic chemicals already on the market

By Dr. Mercola

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which took effect in 1976, allows high-production volume chemicals to be launched without their chemical identity or toxicity information being disclosed.


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