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California Aims to Remove Toxins in Products


Posted 11/23/10

 

Los Angeles - by Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press, Nov. 21, 2010 - It's almost unthinkable now that environmentalists and manufacturers once stood together as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill making California the first state to regulate toxic chemicals in consumer products. . . . .Two years later, with regulations set to take effect in January, the longtime foes are increasingly at odds over how the state should implement regulations that would apply to everything from baby bottles to cars. . . . . "I still love the law, it's just this particular execution that's a disaster," said Maureen Gorsen, who proposed the initiative when she headed the DTSC - but is now advising the auto industry against it. "There's no incentive for the good and no incentive for the bad - there's just paperwork.". . . . . The Green Chemistry Coalition, which represents corporations ranging from major drug companies to Boeing Co., believes the regulations go too far. The law was supposed to apply to consumer products but the current definition is so inclusive that everything bought, sold or leased in the state is considered a consumer product, said John Ulrich, executive director for the Chemical Industry Council of California. . . . . Read entire article.


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