Archives of Toxicology

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 35–45 | Cite as

United States governmental efforts to improve the regulation of toxic substances

  • Robert L. Dixon


The U.S.'s efforts to improve its regulation of toxic substances presently have their focus in the administration of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the Interagency Liaison Group (IRLG), the Toxic Substances Strategy Committee (TSSC), the Cancer Policy of the regulatory agencies, and the Drug Regulation Reform Act. By improving interagency communication and cooperation as well as establishing a coherent federal approach to the control of toxic substances with public and industrial input, the U.S. government should significantly strengthen the functioning of its regulatory agencies while decreasing the financial burden for everyone involved.


United States Cancer Research Regulatory Agency Toxic Substance Financial Burden 
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© Springer-Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Dixon
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Environmental ToxicologyNational Institute of Environmental Health SciencesResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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