Chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Chemicals can be found in many of the products we use in our everyday lives. Some chemicals pose risks to humans and the environment. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Pollution Prevention Act, EPA evaluates potential risks from new and existing chemicals and finds ways to prevent or reduce pollution before it gets into the environment.  Use this site to get information on chemicals and their regulation under TSCA, on ways to prevent and reduce pollution, and on safer chemicals, products and practices.

 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act Gives EPA Authority to Protect American Families  from Health Effects of Dangerous Chemicals

Signed into law on June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act updated the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. Learn more about the new law, find summary information and read frequently asked questions.