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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, DC
Today, under the newly reformed Toxics Substance Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed banning certain uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) due to health risks when used as a vapor degreaser.
A major producer and consumer of asbestos for decades, Canada now becomes the leader in movement for an asbestos-free North America.
Today, under the newly reformed TSCA, the EPA proposed banning certain uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE).
Today the EPA announced the first ten chemicals that will undergo evaluation and regulation under recent reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Today EPA identified five chemicals that will receive “expedited action” under the new Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.
This morning, President Obama will sign H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, into law. The legislation to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) passed the Senate earlier this month.
Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Yesterday draft legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was circulated after several months of negotiations between the House and Senate. Representatives Pallone and Tonko, the Ranking Members for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the relevant subcommittee also announced they were no longer in the final negotiations. In response, Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, released the following statement.
"Though improved, the legislation still has major problems," said Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a 450 member coalition dedicated to TSCA reform.

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