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The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), enacted by Congress in 1976, is the primary federal statute regulating industrial chemicals in commerce. But the law has not accomplished as much as its authors intended, and reauthorization by Congress has been stalled.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), enacted by Congress in 1976, is the primary federal statute regulating industrial chemicals in commerce. But the law has not accomplished as much as its authors intended, and reauthorization by Congress has been stalled.