Dow is deeply invested in working with customers, suppliers, and other public and private entities to ensure that our people, our communities, and our environment are protected as we develop new solutions to grow businesses and make the world a better place.
Right now the primary means for regulating chemicals in the United States is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Enacted in 1976, the TSCA is outdated and in need of reform. Currently, the statute does not:
We believe TSCA reform is crucial because it impacts almost every aspect of how the chemical industry develops, produces, and manages chemicals on a day-to-day basis. Without TSCA reform, industry will continue to be faced with an uneven and unpredictable regulatory environment and struggle to meet a patchwork of state-specific regulations as well as various requirements from retailers who are increasingly acting on product deselection.
A reformed TSCA should meet the following core principles:
We will continue to advocate for change in the industry and keep you updated on our progressive solutions.