Child-resistant Packaging (CRP) is a type of packaging that is difficult for young children to open (or gain access to the contents) as opposed to adults. CRP reduces child mortality/adverse effects from the unintentional ingestion of oral prescription drugs. They are usually manufactured by changing the foil material, blister material, adhesive, the orientation of blister pockets, and using different wadding materials in container closures.
Amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the safety of existing chemicals. How can manufacturers evaluate safety? Here is a stage-wise approach that EPA follows for the chemical risk evaluation process:
- Risk evaluation
- Risk management
The following graphic provides an overview of the stages for chemical safety: