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The path to TSCA reform? Finding common ground

In his keynote speech to industry professionals at last week’s GlobalChem conference, Jim Jones, the acting head of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, said that the...

Indiana University report finds REACH unworkable for the United States, and for TSCA

As the debate on modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) continues, it’s important to look to policies and practices in other major chemical regulatory systems, such as those...

EPA chemical risk assessment program, though broken, is not beyond repair

In the latest of a series of concerns regarding EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on Monday that EPA continues to...

Modernized TSCA can and should protect both human health and animal welfare

To date, much of the discussion around improving the way chemicals are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has focused on the goal of creating a system...