Safer Chemicals: U.S. Senate passes the Toxic Substances Control Act Reform

The Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was passed by a unanimous voice vote

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After rocky road, U.S. Senate passes landmark TSCA chemical law overhaul.

The US Senate has passed the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, by voice vote, to regulate the chemicals industry.

This move will pave way for overhauling the federal regulatory law for chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).

The passage of the bill will set standards of safety, as well as strengthening government control in regulating all kinds of chemicals.

The bill, considered to be the first move towards drafting regulations for governing unsafe chemicals in around 40 years, seeks to provide a new set of protection for people, belonging to various quarters.

Sources and more information
  • After rocky road, U.S. Senate passes landmark chemical law overhaul, sciencemag, 17 December 2015.
  • US Senate passes chemical safety bill, chemicals-technology, 18 December 2015.

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Mission’s Goal: replace the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act with the proposed Safe Chemicals Act

National Stroller Brigade: Moms Descend On Congress To Urge Toxic Chemical Reform
Moms on a Mission to urge Toxic Chemical Reform

December 2012, Christine Nienstedt and her 11-year-old daughter, Tyler Cheyenne, joined about 200 other moms and children as part of the National Stroller Brigade in Washington, D.C. Their mission: convince the Congress to retire the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act and replace it with the proposed Safe Chemicals Act, which currently awaits a Senate vote.

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Safe Chemicals Act

Congress takes a key first step to reform our toxic chemicals law for the first time in almost 40 years

Safe Chemicals Act passes in Senate committeeHistory was made last July as the Safe Chemicals Act was voted on for the first time in 36 years, and it passed in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. This Act should give the Environmental Protection Agency the tools it needs to keep dangerous chemicals out of our products.

Read the post ” Safe Chemicals Act passes in Senate committee “, mnn, July 25, 2012.