Forty years later TSCA gets an overhaul

In June, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA reform, hereafter), a revision to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA. The amended law removes several roadblocks that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced when trying to determine the safety of chemicals in household products. There are significant improvements and some drawbacks concerning the revisions…

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Chemical Watch: US House considers modifying flammability standards in car seats

June 3 2016

Congressman Jared Huffman (D–California) has introduced legislation to revise the federal flammability standard for children’s car seats. This would allow it to be met without added chemical flame retardants. Bill HR 5359 would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to revise the existing flammability standards to measure a car seat’s smoulder resistance, rather than using an open flame test. The measure would also direct…

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The Six Classes: Policy & Purchasing to Drive Green Chemistry

Speaker: Arlene Blum
Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley and Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Event: Guardian Green Chemistry Conference

September 2, 2015

One UN New York Hotel, New York, New York, USA…

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USEPA’s Drinking Water Monitoring Program

Speaker: Andrew Lindstrom
Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Event: Science & Policy of Highly Fluorinated Chemicals

July 12, 2015

Table Mountain Inn
Golden, Colorado, USA…

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