Chemical Substance Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 2602 [title 15. Commerce and Trade; Chapter 53. Toxic Substances Control; Control of Toxic Substances], the term "chemical substance" means "any organic or inorganic substance of a particular molecular identity, including--

(i) any combination of such substances occurring in whole or in part as a result of a chemical reaction or occurring in nature, and

(ii) any element or uncombined radical.

(B) Such term does not include--

(i) any mixture,

(ii) any pesticide (as defined in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act [7 USCS §§ 136 et seq.]) when manufactured, processed, or distributed in commerce for use as a pesticide,

(iii) tobacco or any tobacco product,

(iv) any source material, special nuclear material, or byproduct material (as such terms are defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 [42 USCS §§ 2011 et seq.] and regulations issued under such Act),

(v) any article the sale of which is subject to the tax imposed by section 4181 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 [1986] [26 USCS § 4181] (determined without regard to any exemptions from such tax provided by section 4182 or 4221 [26 USCS § 4182 or 4221] or any other provision of such Code), and

(vi) any food, food additive, drug, cosmetic, or device (as such terms are defined in section 201 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act [21 USCS § 321]) when manufactured, processed, or distributed in commerce for use as a food, food additive, drug, cosmetic, or device.

The term "food" as used in clause (vi) of this subparagraph includes poultry and poultry products (as defined in sections 4(e) and 4(f) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act [21 USCS § 453(e) and 4(f)]), meat and meat food products (as defined in section 1(j) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act [21 USCS § 601(j)]), and eggs and egg products (as defined in section 4 of the Egg Products Inspection Act [21 USCS § 1033])."