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BASF Applauds TSCA Reform

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed into law on June 22nd and represents the first substantial revision to basic chemical regulations in the US since 1976. It provides a framework for the EPA to evaluate new and existing chemicals found in the market place. This act represents eight years of significant work by partners in the NGO community, chemical manufacturers, government agencies, and industry associations all working together.
BASF provided technical guidance and testified before Congress on two different occasions. President Obama and leaders of Congress invited BASF to attend the historic signing because of the leadership role that BASF played throughout the development of the act.
BASF is committed to supplying safe products to the personal care industry. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform reaffirms this commitment throughout the market. Not only is TSCA reform a victory for the chemical industry, but also represents a victory for the American people.

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