Greening of Consumer Products - May 21, 2008



*Consumer Product Safety Commission head voices opposition to tougher lead standards

*U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield newly tapped to be one of 15 lawmakers shaping consumer product safety legislation

*AHPA requests OEHHA withdraw proposed warnings on "beneficial nutrients"

*Minnesota governor vetoes bill banning two chemicals in products due to "lack of scientific evidence"

*California's Senate passes bill that could ban bisphenol A

*Law firm files class action lawsuit against baby bottle manufacturers for their use of Bisphenol A

*New analysis suggests US EPA regulations will provide far less protection than European Union's REACH

*Wal-Mart Canada to phase out PVC plastic packaging on energy saving light bulbs

*Biodegradable packaging industry must address sourcing issues before imposing restrictions

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