The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy

Posted by Trish Riley, October 6, 2009

Under the outdated and toothless federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), chemicals can go on the U.S. market with little or no safety testing, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only limited power to protect public health. One result, studies have shown, is that babies are born with hundreds of industrial chemicals in their bodies, Many of them are suspected of contributing to a growing list of health problems such as childhood cancer, obesity, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, infertility and birth defects.

EWG has been pushing for years to reform TSCA, and the chemical industry, the EPA and the Obama Administration all now agree that the law needs to be reformed. To make the most of this unprecedented opportunity to move the reform process forward, EWG is co-hosting an historic stakeholder conference in Washington on October 6th to discuss exactly what how that should be done.

Learn more or listen in:  A Landmark Conversation: The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy | Kid-Safe Chemicals Act Interactive Magazine | Environmental Working Group.