GMA has taken the lead in modernizing the country’s approach to chemicals management, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which governs chemical safety assessment and risk management in the United States.
GMA is working with its member companies and chemical manufacturer and user trade associations to develop and promote an effective, science- and risk-based approach to modernizing TSCA reform so consumers will have increased confidence that their products are safe and manufacturers will have a predictable and efficient system to evaluate the safety of their ingredients.
Read below for the latest GMA efforts to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act.
- Letter from GMA, Consumer Specialty Products Association, and American Cleaning Institute to Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Public Health on hearing "Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws," February 3rd, 2011
- Testimony of Bill Greggs, on behalf of GMA, before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, 'Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination,' November 17, 2009
- Congressional Reserach Service Report, "The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA): A Summary of the Act and its Major Requirements," Updated February 2, 2010
- Congressional Research Service Report, "The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): Implementation and New Challenges," Updated September 18, 2008
- Government Accountability Office, "Chemical Regulation: Comparison of U.S. and Recently Enacted European Union Approaches to Protect against teh Risks of Toxic Chemicals," GAO-07-825, August 2007