Quantcast
Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 8:28 EDT

Latest Toxic Substances Control Act Stories

2010-09-27 11:01:00

Managers of $35 billion in assets cite economic burden from chemical exposures FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While attention in Congress is focused on contentious economic stimulus programs, investors reminded legislators today that reforming obsolete federal policy governing toxic chemicals is necessary for American companies to be able to compete better internationally, lower health care costs, enhance productivity, and drive innovation. An investor letter, sent...

2010-07-28 10:35:00

Toxic Chemicals Contribute to Chronic Disease Epidemic, Sector Says WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care sector leaders are urging Congress to move swiftly to pass chemical reform legislation, citing the measure as critical to public health protection. On the eve of tomorrow's hearing on the "Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010," a bill intended to overhaul the nation's chemical regulatory system, the sector is highlighting the link between preventing disease,...

2010-06-15 09:00:00

New campaign empowers all Americans to demand a new chemicals policy that protects human health WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans decry the tragedy of the BP oil spill, including the lack of evidence of safety for the chemical dispersants being used in the Gulf of Mexico, a new online campaign launched today provides tools and information Americans can use to press for fundamental reform of our nation's toxic chemical law. I Am Not a Guinea Pig...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation recently introduced to overhaul the nation's outdated chemical law is a 'no-brainer' -- so much so that the industry itself largely supports the move. Given the complexities of the global marketplace, however, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 easily could lead to unintended consequences that harm the U.S. economy at the worst possible time, asserted James A. Kosch, a shareholder on LeClairRyan's Newark-based Tort Defense Team. "As they begin...

2010-04-15 11:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) today introduced the Safe Chemicals Act, which is intended to enhance the federal regulation of chemicals. Representing the leading companies in the business of chemistry, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement: "Safety must be the primary goal of chemical regulatory reform, as it is the top priority of our industry. This is a complex issue and we...

2010-04-15 11:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey Senator, Frank Lautenberg, today introduced the Safe Chemicals Act, which is intended to enhance the federal regulation of chemicals. Representing the leading companies in the chemical business and consumer products industries, 16 associations issued the following statement: "Protecting public health by ensuring the safety of chemicals and the products they go into is a top priority for our industries. This should be a...

2010-04-15 11:23:00

Modern Business Leaders Call for Change to Inspire Consumer Confidence New Bill Introduced Today to Reform Nation's Chemical Laws NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) called upon U.S. businesses today to recognize the inevitable transformation of successful business practices that require transforming our understanding of toxic chemical regulations. The ASBC members understand the future market gains and financial benefits in...

2010-04-12 13:30:00

Linked to Human Health Problems, Chemicals Largely Untested, Unregulated WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of legislation slated to be introduced this month to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), almost two dozen organizations representing health care professionals, along with health sector businesses sent letters to Congress urging the passage of strong reform of our nation's chemical regulatory system. Health Care Without Harm coordinated the letters...

2010-04-08 08:00:00

Communities of color most at risk for health effects linked to chemical exposure WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Letters went to the Senate and the House today demanding stronger protections for disproportionately impacted communities of color, Indigenous communities and low-income communities in the upcoming reform of U.S. laws governing toxic chemicals - the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). "From asbestos in our schools to toxic toys on the shelves of the 99...

2010-02-02 10:31:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a group of organizations, businesses, and individuals, including the Arkansas Environmental Federation and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, launched the Arkansas Coalition for Chemical Safety (ARCCS). This non-profit, non-partisan coalition has joined together as part of a national organization to support the modernization of our nation's system for regulating the use of chemicals. "We're excited to be part of this important effort,"...