Bipartisan TSCA reform bill is introduced

05/22/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Sens. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and David Vitter, R-La., have introduced a bipartisan bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. Among other things, the bill would require that all commercially used chemicals are evaluated and labeled based on their potential health and environmental risks, with further assessment by the Environmental Protection agency for high-priority chemicals. "Our bill strikes the right balance between strengthening consumer confidence in the safety of chemicals, while also promoting innovation and the growth of an important sector of our economy," said Vitter.

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