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Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976

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Connie King

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 Chemicals in Everyday Life Water Air Food Household Products Schools, Businesses, etc. The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 was enacted by Congress to test, regulate, and screen all chemicals produced or imported into the United States. Many thousands of chemicals and their compounds are developed each year with unknown toxic or dangerous characteristics. To prevent tragic consequences, TSCA requires that any chemical that reaches the consumer marketplace be tested for possible toxic effects prior to commercial manufacture. Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 - Four Major Purposes Screen New Chemicals Require Testing of Chemicals Gather Information Control Chemicals 75,000 Records TSCA Approved! What is their job? Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) Regulations Flaws What's going on now?
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