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Polytoxicity — Why Chemical Safety Studies Cannot Be Trusted

One section of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to "compile, keep current and publish a list of each chemical substance manufactured or processed" in the U.S. The initial reporting began in 1978 and was published in 1979, listing 62,000 chemical substances. Currently, the TSCA inventory lists 85,000 chemicals. They state:  "As part of EPA's commitment to strengthen the management of chemicals and increase information on chemicals, the Agency provides free access to the inventory online."  However, their site goes on to say that to determine if a substance is on the list, a written request must be made to the EPA, which will consider whether there is "genuine intent to manufacture or import" the chemical.  Read more....

 

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