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Ingredients, Green Chemistry Missing From Amended Toxics Law

Oct. 12, 2016, 9:37 PM

An absence of green chemistry language and lack of cleaner ingredient disclosures in the recently amended Toxic Substances Control Act had some panelists at an Oct. 11 conference concerned while others lauded the amended chemical statute.

“It’s a big paradigm shift,” said Joanna Slaney, a consultant at Environmental Defense Fund.

“Instead of going from a system where unless you could show there was a problem, a chemical got to be out there; now you actually have to show that there’s not likely to be a problem or that there isn’t a problem before the chemical can stay on ...