Getting products “right” is an increasingly important and difficult challenge for many companies—and for those companies’ EHS and sustainability leaders. The business drivers are compelling. For most companies, it’s all about growth now. Few companies can satisfy shareholders and analysts just by cutting costs. To satisfy markets, companies have to grow quickly. And for the vast majority of companies that means focusing on products […]
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A new bill introduced in the U.S. Congress proposes to change how chemicals that are manufactured or imported into the United States are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill places the burden on chemical manufacturers to demonstrate to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that their chemicals are safe. It would replace the current law that allows chemicals into commerce until EPA demonstrates that the chemicals pose an unreasonable risk to health or the environment. [More…]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition calling for a ban on the manufacture and distribution of lead ammunition used for hunting, but will review a request regarding lead fishing sinkers. The petitioners argued that lead poisoning from ammunition and fishing sinkers “present an unreasonable risk of injury” to both human health and the environment.
In March 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided free public access to the consolidated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory on its website for the first time. The TSCA inventory contains EPA’s consolidated list of industrial chemicals. This article provides source links for downloading the TSCA inventory.