Minnesota is now the first state to ban the use of toxic TCE in any facility required to have a state-issued air permit. At the same time, EPA fails to protect the public against toxic TCE, despite years of research showing its harmful impacts on human health. Trump EPA official Nancy Beck fought regulation of toxic TCE for most of her career, and yet, President Trump has nominated her to chair an important consumer watchdog agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the lead of other major retailers and answering consumer demand for products free from toxic chemicals, Staples today launched a new Chemicals Policy targeting the reduction and substitution of toxic chemicals including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
When TSCA was passed into law 37 years ago, it’s intent was to regulate toxic substances, but the bill was so fundamentally flawed, that EPA has little to no power to protect public health from toxic threats, like asbestos.