The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976

The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976

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  • The EPA can track 75,000 industrial chemicals produced/imported in the US and prohibits the production of illegal chemicals. This does not include food, cosmetics, drugs, pesticides, radioactive materials, and tobacco products.
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  • The Environmental Protection Agency screens chemicals that potentially pose a threat to the environment and humans.
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  • 62,000 chemicals were never tested because they were grandfathered in during the creation of The Toxic Substance Control Act. None of these chemicals were ever considered as a risk factor. These are called existing chemicals; manufacturers have to report data on risk and adverse health effects.
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