- April 30, 2014
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976, and unlike other major environmental laws, has never been updated. I was born in 1976. That’s a long time to leave such an important law dormant. Because of the lack of action, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used in the marketplace without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them.
Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause a whole host of health problems. Scientists have linked exposure to toxic chemicals to Cancer, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects, and various reproductive problems.
I signed the petition for safer chemicals and asked Congress to hold companies responsible for the safety of the ingredients they use. With your help, Seventh Generation will spread awareness about the 37 year-old TSCA and start conversations about how it fails to protect the health of the general public.