The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) has not been updated since it went into effect in 1976. 39 years is quite simply too long. When TSCA was passed, over 65,000 chemicals were “grandfathered in” and remained on the market without full safety testing. Today, out of over 84,000 chemicals registered for use, only about 200 have been adequately tested. We cannot proceed at a “product by product” pace as the rate of chronic disease and health care costs rise. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition wants a reformed, strengthened and enforced TSCA so we can move forward with safer choices. We want a future where public health, ecosystem health, and the health of future generations are a priority.
Click here to read more on the latest developments for possible TSCA reform.