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Chemical Management: Paul DeLeo Presents on TSCA at SETAC Europe

Paul De LeoAnn BradleyIntegral Principal Paul DeLeo, Ph.D., will present on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—the primary chemical management law in the United States—at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe annual meeting. Held in Rome, Italy, on May 13–17, 2018, the meeting will feature the most recent scientific developments on reducing and regulating the use of chemicals in the environment; remediating soil, air, and water pollution; and using more sustainable chemicals. Integral Senior Consultant Ann Bradley will also attend.

Dr. DeLeo’s presentation, coauthored with Dr. Suzanne Hartigan of the American Chemistry Council, is titled “The Second Act of TSCA—Is EPA Ready for the Curtain to Rise?” In 2016, TSCA was amended to provide new authority to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prioritize and begin conducting risk evaluations for thousands of chemicals in commerce. Up until that point, EPA had limited experience in conducting formal risk evaluations for chemicals under TSCA. During his May 15, 2018, poster presentation, Dr. DeLeo will compare EPA guidance on environmental risk assessment to the processes used in geographies with more experience evaluating chemicals on a large-scale basis, most notably Europe and Canada. He will describe recommended short- and long-term actions that EPA could take to provide greater transparency to its risk evaluation process and engender greater consistency and reliability to its outcomes.

Read more on SETAC Europe.

For more information on Integral’s services in chemical management, product stewardship, and risk assessment, contact Dr. DeLeo at or Ms. Bradley at

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