The Reproductive Health Technologies Project applauds U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for introducing the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. The introduction of this bill is a necessary first step towards protecting our families and our communities from harmful and untested chemicals found in our homes and workplaces.
The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 will provide long overdue reform of the 35-year-old federal law that regulates toxic chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This new legislation would give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stronger authority to test and regulate the 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Studies have linked exposure to many commonly used chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA), to a host of reproductive health problems including birth defects, early puberty in girls, sexual dysfunction, infertility, and breast cancer.
Information related to chemical policy reform and the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010:
General information about reproductive health and the environment: