Obama signed into law a new regulatory authority for the EPA to assess thousands of toxic substances found in everyday products from household cleaners to toys.  It marks the first major overhaul for the TSCA since it was originally passed 40 years ago.

The New Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)


Obama signs into law new EPA power over toxic chemicals

Carl Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, a top trade association for chemical manufacturers, called the new law “a historic bipartisan achievement at a time when such achievements are increasingly rare.” 

“Under it, chemical evaluation and regulation will meet new 21st century standards, which will improve the lives of American families, support American manufacturing and bolster U.S. economic growth,” he said.