These hazardous substances are not regulated under current federal chemicals policy — the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. However, the pending “Safe Chemicals Act of 2011” would overhaul this law and ensure that these toxic chemicals were phased out and replaced with safe alternatives.
New Economic Analysis Shows Federal Chemical Policy Reform Would Promote Innovation and Jobs
The Academy is a welcome addition to the debate over federal reform. It both adds urgency to the cause of reform and reminds that the details of reform matter.