VIDEO: Chemical Law Reform: 5 Things You Need to Know


Congress could come to an agreement the week of May 9 on a bill to revamp of the nation's primary chemicals law.

Give us 90 seconds, and Bloomberg BNA reporter Anthony Adragna will summarize for you five things you need to know about reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act.

  1. Not all chemicals are assessed for safety.
  2. TSCA hasn’t been updated since 1976.
  3. Reform is backed by everyone from Dow and 3M to the Environmental Defense Fund.
  4. The bill has bipartisan support in Congress.
  5. This doesn’t affect pesticides and food chemicals.

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Bloomberg BNA’s recent coverage of TSCA reform has included both the timing of the bill movement and insights from industry, academics and advocates.

Follow Bloomberg BNA’s chemicals reporter, Pat Rizzuto, on Twitter for TSCA reform news as it happens.