Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) tasks the EPA with protecting American
citizens from chemicals that are harmful to human health. But under this law,
chemicals are assumed to pose no health risk unless the EPA proves otherwise—and
the agency investigates dangerous chemicals at a glacially slow pace.
have been introduced this Congress to update the TSCA, one introduced by Sens.
David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM), and the other by Sens. Barbara Boxer
(D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA). Of the two, the Boxer-Markey bill goes much
further to improve and update current chemical regulations. Ask your senators
to support the Boxer-Markey chemical safety bill, which takes real steps in
protecting Americans from dangerous chemicals.
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