Chemical Regulations Act gets a major reboot — but not everyone is applauding
On March 10, a pair of senators introduced a major reform bill that would overhaul the 39-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act. The bill — called the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century — was introduced by the bipartisan team of Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M. The intent is to improve consumer safety with updated laws and regulations of toxic chemicals — a move many have said the industry badly needed. And on face value, the bill seems to accomplish those goals by properly tackling a host of outdated approaches to chemical governance. Not everyone, however, agrees on whether the provisions go far enough.
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