"Currently, chemical safety is largely regulated by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a 1976 law that's done a dismal job of protecting public health. The law requires no pre-market safety testing for the roughly 85,000 chemicals in the market and the 1,000 new chemicals introduced each year. Instead, a perennially underfunded EPA must prove that a chemical is unsafe before its use can be dialed back."
"If even just 10% of the estimated 85,000 different chemicals currently in production were toxic, a conservative estimate, one would expect a viable TSCA to have banned or controlled roughly 8,500 of them. Instead, in nearly 40 years, this toothless law has regulated just 5 and assessed only 195 others."
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We Need Regulation to Remove Chemicals from the Supply Chain
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