Serious efforts currently are underway to reauthorize the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Momentum has been building as a result of chemical regulation efforts in the E.U., concerns about the safety of consumer products, and challenges posed by emerging molecular technologies, such as nano-materials. Calls for reform have been uniform across the spectrum of health and environmental advocacy organizations and the chemical industry. However, disagreements among these stakeholders continue to exist rooted in differing views of the deficiencies of and perceived remedies for the statute.

This presentation features ELP Fellow Jody Roberts, Associate Director for the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Jody's presentation will draw on archival research and interviews with those responsible for authoring and implementing TSCA as well an alternative idea on the challenges and opportunities in TSCA reform.

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