• The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,passed by the US Congress last week, amends the 1976 Toxic SubstancesControl Act (TSCA) to increase the powers and duties of the EPA to regulate the approximately 80,000 chemicals that are used commercially in the United States.  TSCA has been called a “lapdog” law.  The […]

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  • The head of the American Chemical Council and a large majority of Republican legislators have supported a bill updating the Toxic Substances Control Act.  President Obama has supported TSCA reform and is expected to sign the bill into law.  As amended, TSCA gives the EPA authority to regulate untested chemicals and sets deadlines for government […]

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  • The EPA’s interactive Chemical Safety for Sustainability (iCSS) “dashboard” has been updated to increase the information provided and the number of chemicals described.  Anyone may use the dashboard to search for data derived from ToxCast and Tox21, as well as the EPA initiative ExpoCast.  According to Monica Linnenbrink of the EPA the improvements may enable predictions of human exposure to […]

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