Dr. Steve Bennett

Understanding TSCA’s one-time PFAS reporting rule

March 1, 2024

Do you remember what you made for dinner last night? What about a week ago? It might be even more difficult to remember each ingredient that went into making the meal and when/where you got it. What if you had to remember these details for every dinner going back almost 14 years? This is exactly […]

Expanding opportunities for aerosol products in Safer Choice

December 1, 2019

When you peruse the aisles of your local retailer, you’ll likely see many cleaning products with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safer Choice logo; however, very few of these will be aerosol products. Why is this? To better answer this question, the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and National Aerosol Association (NAA) have […]

TSCA Prioritization: What is it good for?

June 1, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently designated 20 High Priority chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).1 This is the latest implementation step in the multi-year process of changes required by the amendments to TSCA by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act of 2016 signed into law by then President Obama. So, […]

Good Morning, Let’s talk NAMs!

January 1, 2019

I remember watching Mr. Spock on Star Trek glancing down at his tricorder and providing a near instantaneous analysis of environment and hazards, all while having no impacts on the indigenous inhabitants of a newly discovered planet. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had one of these devices as an alternative to animal testing […]

Clearing the Air

April 1, 2018

A recent study published in the journal Science runs counter to much of the current scientific understanding of volatile organic compound (VOC) impact on air quality. However, evaluating new information, its credibility and the claims put forward are a fundamental part of being a critical thinker—whether you are a consumer choosing between two new products […]

The Devil is in the Definitions

November 1, 2017

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the products we manufactured followed the same regulations throughout the entire world? It’s a nice dream for those working with regulations, certainly. Not only do regulations differ country to country or state to state, but even the definition of what the product is can differ as well. Take aerosols for […]