Today, President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which replaces the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). For six years, an SOT Task Force has worked to ensure that the science of toxicology and the application of risk assessment are considered in all discussions related to the TSCA reform initiatives.
In response to the signing, SOT President John B. Morris released a statement that praises Congress and the president for passing this legislation, saying "SOT believes the bill contains strong, objective, scientific underpinnings and will protect public health for years to come. We are heartened to see the inclusion of sound toxicological principles and risk concepts, including an emphasis on exposure as well as hazard, in the bill." The full statement from Dr. Morris is available on the SOT Newsroom page, where you also can find more information on the history of the TSCA Task Force activities.