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TSCA Hearing Upcoming in Senate

01/26/10

Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has discovered that the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health within the Committee on Environment & Public Works (EPW) will hold the first TSCA reform hearing of 2010.  It has been scheduled for February 4th.  The last Senate hearing on this matter was in December of last year, however, that hearing ended up becoming more of a climate change debate, than a TSCA reform one, amid the Climatic Research Unit hacking incident that was front and center at the time.  There were also two hearings held in the House last year.  It is very possible now, that a House hearing will follow this hearing and legislation (Kid-Safe Chemicals Act) will soon be introduced.

The hearing will involve perspectives on the public’s exposures to chemicals.  Biomonitoring is likely to be a theme along with incidence rates of disease.  In “SOCMA’s Approach to Chemical Risk Management in 2009 and Beyond”  some of these issues are touched upon. 







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