7 Sep
Comprehensive Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

In a bid to protect public health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This evaluation, conducted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), aims […]

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3 Aug
EPA’s Asbestos Alert: Safeguarding Health through Compliance

Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral found in six types: Chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Asbestos is used in various commercial products to strengthen cement, fireproof buildings, and create textiles. TSCA Section 8(a) empowers environmental protection agencies to […]

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20 Jun
Environment Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to ban perchloroethylene

To protect public health under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed on June 8, 2023, that most uses of perchloroethylene (PCE), a chemical that poses serious health risks like neurotoxicity and cancer, be […]

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2 Jun
Decoding the EPA’s Latest proposal to amend TSCA Chemical Regulation

On May 26, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the regulations governing new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of these amendments is to align the regulations with the amendments made to […]

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10 May
EPA Proposes TSCA to prohibit Methylene Chloride

To safeguard human health, the EPA proposed on April 20, 2023, to prohibit most methylene chloride applications. In the revised method established by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed in 2016, methylene chloride is […]

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25 Apr
EPA adds eight high priority chemicals for further testing under TSCA

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced, on 24 March 2022, the results of a second round of tests under section 4 of TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act). The purpose of this is to collect additional information on eight of […]

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15 Aug
US EPA add more chemicals to Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL)

SCIL runs a chemical list by its functional-use class, that EPA’s Safer Choice program has evaluated and determined in order to meet Safer Choice criteria. SCIL chemicals are among safest for their functional use. It ensures there are no confidential […]

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9 Aug
US EPA proposed a Reporting rule for 1,300-plus PFAS compounds

The new reporting rule by US EPA require the manufacturers and importers to provide extensive information for more than 1300 substances used in US for last 10 years. The agency mentioned that as on April 2021, there were around 1346 […]

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20 Jul
EPA Announces Path Forward for TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluations

On 30th Jun 2021, US EPA announced an important policy change under TSCA. These changes are surrounding risk evaluation by the previous administration and the path forward for the 10 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation. The changes include revisiting the […]

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1 May
Did you know? TSCA added 5 new PBT Substances

Initially the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applied only to the production, importing, and processing of chemicals. This new rule has added restrictions on the TSCA chemicals present in the article. It has created an […]

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