Businesses Need the Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act
Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 introduced in Senate
Businesses: Sign below to support TSCA reform
Leading companies from electronics manufacturers to health care providers are highly motivated to identify and use safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Today's business leaders are concerned about the health and business impacts that could arise if the products they use or sell contain toxic chemicals, as well as the toxic chemical exposures that may occur as a result of their supply chains.
Yet, by themselves, downstream users of chemicals can only make but a small dent in a huge problem. Due to a lack of data, businesses are often unable to identify the chemicals in their products, what hazards they may pose and whether safer alternatives are on the market. The result is a serious market barrier to the development and use of safer chemicals and products.
The main federal law that is supposed to ensure the safety of chemicals has not changed in 34 years. The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—intended to give the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power to identify and regulate dangerous chemicals—simply does not work.
There is a strong business case for comprehensive TSCA reform:
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Your business voice is needed for TSCA reform. Please add your signature to the letter below to show your support for this important policy change.