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‘Chemical (Over)reaction’?: States Push for Tighter Regulation of Consumer Products

The chemical wars are in full swing. And for consumer products and chemicals manufacturers, victory on the regulatory front is by no means a foregone conclusion. Progressive legislators in states such as California,...more

California Publishes New Draft of Informal Green Chemistry Regulations

Yesterday the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) convened a Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) to continue work on the state's Green Chemistry initiative. Readers may recall from previous posts that...more

Governor Brown Signs Two Bills Intended to Protect Children From Toxic Exposures

In an effort to protect children (and, to a lesser extent, adults) from toxic exposure, California has banned the use of the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups, and has eliminated certain...more

California Issues New Green Chemistry Requirements for Consumer Products

In a highly anticipated new development, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) submitted its Green Chemistry Proposed Regulation for Safer Consumer Products to the state Office of Administrative Law...more

Letter to Washington Governor Re Water Fluoridation

The fluoridation materials used to fluoridated drinking water are not tested or approved by any federal or state agency. Fluoridation materials are added to drinking water for health reasons - to prevent tooth decay, and so...more

Letter to Washington Governor Re Lead Problems with Water Fluoridation

The silicofluorides typically used to fluoridate water contain lead, leach lead from pipes and solder, and facilitate lead uptake by the human body. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires disclosure to the public regarding lead...more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 1, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Federal ban on pthalates won't apply to goods already in warehouses or on store shelves *Software tracks new REACH list of substances *Green chemical companies work toward sustainable solutions *FDA...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 28, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Wal-Mart spent $2.2 million lobbying consumer product safety legislation *California seeking input on its green chemistry initiative *Canadian government begins process to ban everyday...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 14, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *New bills push for better regulations on toxic products sold in California *Connecticut moves to limit lead in children's toys *Climate Counts' second annual company scorecard finds food services industry...more

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