Melanie Benesh

Here's What You Need to Know About the First Major Overhaul of America's 40-Year-Old Chemical Safety Law

For months we've watched to see if the chemical safety bills moving through Congress would be better than current law. It’s a low bar, because the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, or TSCA, is widely considered the least effective environmental law on the books.

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A New Toxics Law May Prevent Consumers From Knowing the Truth About the Chemical Industry’s Dirty Secrets

In lab testing, one chemical, we’ll call it “chemical X,” was linked to decreased fertility and changes in the lungs, spleen, stomach, intestines and vagina; and in some cases even death.

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