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Chemical Safety Reform Bill passed in Congress

Photo courtesy of U.S. Senator Roger Wicker.

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker is aplauding the passage of the “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)” of 1972, which will protect Americans from harmful chemicals.

“This is an important milestone for American consumers. Because of outdated policies, many quality chemical products have not been reviewed and approved as safe, preventing them from ever reaching the marketplace. I am pleased that congress has worked in bipartisan fashion to approve these long-overdue reforms to environmental law, while supporting innovation, jobs, and economic opportunities,” Wicker said in a statement.

The TSCA is the first environmental reform legislation passed in the last two decades and would ensure the protection of sensitive information as well as increasing public access to that information on chemicals and the regulatory process.

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