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Midterm Elections Signal Increase in TSCA Oversight

With Democrats now in control of the House, Congressional oversight of EPA's implementation of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is set to ramp up. The expected incoming chair of the House…

EU Restricts 33 Substances in Clothing-Footwear-Textiles

By November 2021, the European Union (EU) is requiring that clothing, accessories, footwear and other textiles (such as furniture upholstery and bed linens) be essentially free of 33 "CMR" substances, including lead,…

TSCA Chemical Inventory “Reset” Reporting Deadline: October 5

Reminder that Friday is the deadline for chemical “processors” to file notifications with EPA to ensure that the chemicals they use are designated as “active” substances on the TSCA Inventory. “Active” designation is…

EPA Finalizes New TSCA User Fees

A new framework of fees to cover the costs of implementing the provisions of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will go into effect October 1st, under a final rule issued yesterday by EPA.…

This is Not a Dream ... Agencies Actually are Reviewing the Cancer Risks of Night Shift Work (UPDATED)

** UPDATE 8/29/2018 ** NTP just released a draft report recommending that "frequent and long term night shift work ... that causes circadian disruption is known to be a human carcinogen " based on human studies. The…