30 December 2011
The United States regulate and control the chemical safety at different stages of the chemical product lifecycle. Three US main competent authorities take responsibilities for the regulation of chemicals in phrases of R&D, manufacture, transport, consumption and disposal. They are Occupational Safety & Health Administration1, Department of Transport and Consumer Product Safety Commission. Two federal agencies are responsible for specific product-related registrations or notifications. They are Environmental Protection Agency which regulates pesticides and Food and Drug Administration which regulate food, drugs and cosmetics.