Category: General Information
EPA’s ChemView Helps Companies to Make Safer, Possibly Smarter Choices
The EPA recently released a really interesting and cool new web-based search tool called, EPA’s ChemView. It allows companies and manufacturers to search for, “information on chemical health and safety data received by EPA and EPA’s assessments and regulatory actions for specific chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)”. It’s basically the EPA’s version of…Read more...
Regulation Round-Up: Proposed TSCA Reform – Safe Chemicals Act of 2010/2011
In a nutshell, The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 that made it out of the senate committee would require businesses that produce and process chemicals to test the chemicals now in use that have never been tested for toxic impact on human health and the environment, and place the onus on companies both to prioritize action for chemicals of high concern, and inform the public about all the chemicals they put into their products.Read more...
Regulation Round-Up: Green Chemistry & Consumer Product Regulations (State level)
Background: At the forefront of the Green Chemistry movement, California introduced its Green Chemistry Initiative in 2008 with the stated goal of removing, reducing, or replacing potentially harmful chemicals in consumer products. The initiative encourages Green Chemistry practitioners to design new products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances:…Read more...