Current Regulations for Arsenic in Products
The toy industry has established a voluntary migration standard (ASTM F973-07) for the amount of arsenic that can migrate from toys of 25 ppm. The European toy industry has established a migration standard (EN 71) of 25 ppm for arsenic.
Bromine Current Regulations for Products
Chemical Safety Improvement Act: Proposed in May of 2013, this Act presents the need for chemical reform, specifically addressing the current flaws in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and ways to fix them. The act would give the EPA more authority by allowing them to enforce product labeling, restrict uses of products, or completely ban products or chemicals from the market. The act also intends to require the EPA to prioritize the hazard level of all existing chemicals on the market and screen any new chemicals so as to prevent any unhealthy chemicals from entering the marketplace.
Chemicals in Commerce Act: Proposed in April of 2014, the Chemicals in Commerce Act is another proposed revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act and is currently being discussed in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Each state has their own legislation regarding toxics in consumer products. For the most up-to-date information on the current and proposed legislation in your state, visit SaferStates.com.
Published on September 27, 2016