Dingell Statement on Passage of the Bipartisan Toxic Substances Control Act
Washington, DC, May 24, 2016
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, released the following statement after the House approved bipartisan legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
“Our federal chemical safety laws are badly broken. Only a small fraction of the chemicals our families are exposed to every day in things like cleaning products, clothing and furniture have ever been reviewed for safety, even though science has linked many of these common chemicals to cancer, diabetes and other illnesses.
“For the first time in nearly 40 years, this bill will give EPA the tools it needs to ensure the safety of any new chemical that enters the market and the thousands of substances that are already being used. While the bill is not perfect, it is a big step forward in protecting the health of American families. This is an example of what we can accomplish when we set politics aside and work together in a bipartisan way to solve problems.”