Trump EPA Preparing to Rubber Stamp Toxic Chemicals

WASHINGTON  – The Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue a rule today that will likely perpetuate public exposure to thousands of toxic chemicals in direct conflict with the intent of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The rule would create complex procedures for evaluating such chemicals, including some known carcinogens, that will significantly delay their assessment.

The following is a statement by Dr. Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist with the Health program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Toxic chemicals lurk in countless consumer produces and threaten our health and well-being. We should be expediting review of such chemicals, not dragging our feet.”

Jen Sass has blogged more details here:…

For more information, or to speak with an NRDC expert about today’s rule, please contact Liz Heyd:


  • Recent NRDC blogs on toxics are here and here.
  • For a TSCA factsheet, please click here.


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