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Toxic Substances Control Act

Toxic Substances Control Act

Learn about the regulation of toxic chemical substances.


A toxic substance is a chemical or substance that can cause harm to humans and the environment. In this lesson you’ll learn about the regulation of toxic substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

The Toxic Substances Control Act, or the TSCA, doesn’t regulate pollution caused by chemicals or toxic substances, but instead monitors the manufacture of chemicals, requires safety testing of substances, controls the import and export of chemicals into the United States, and implements...