Industry, environmental and public-health groups agree that that the 34-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act needs to be updated. While the American Chemistry Council lauds the risk-based regulatory approach proposed by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., "we are concerned that the bill's proposed decision-making standard may be legally and technically impossible to meet," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley, adding that the measure "could hamper innovation in new products, processes and technologies."

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