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IT’S TIME FOR REAL CHEMICAL REFORM!

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 doesn’t adequately protect us from harmful chemicals and needs real reform! Learn more and take action today! Tell your members of Congress you want real changes now to protect our health and the health of our families. 

 
Senate Bill 478 Oregon May Regulate Toxic Chemicals In Toys
Senate Bill 478 would require the state to maintain a list of chemicals of concern for children’s products, require manufacturers to provide notice of chemicals on the list that they use in children’s products, and eventually require manufacturers to remove or use substitutes for certain chemicals. Read more
 
SB 763 (Leno) Children's Products Fact Sheet
SB 763 will provide consumers with information about whether the children’s products they are purchasing contain added flame retardant chemicals. Read more
 

Consumer Products Law in California Requires Toxic Chemical Disclosure.

The State of California approved the Safer Consumer Products Regulations, effective 10/1/2013. A media statement from the Department of Toxic Substances Control said, "The regulations require manufacturers to seek alternative safer chemical ingredients in widely used products. This is one of the first programs of its kind in the world." They will be publishing a list of some 1200 Candidate Chemicals and a list of proposed Priority Products.

The GreenBiz article, “What you need to know about California's new consumer products law” explains to

businesses how the new law will affect them. 

 
 
S.959: Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to compounding drugs.
 
 
H.R. 1385: Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013
To amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safe use of cosmetics, and for other purposes.
 
 
H.R.307: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013
To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.
 
S.696: Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 
Amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that risks from chemicals are adequately understood and managed.
 
 
NY State Finance Law 162: Mandates that agencies purchase green cleaning products from preferred vendors.
 
NY A02096: Relates to the use of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in nursing homes, residential care facilities, senior centers and adult homes; requires commissioner to establish certain guidelines and criteria for the use of such products.
 
 
States with green cleaning laws now include: New York, Connecticut, Nevada, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Maine, Vermont and Hawaii
 
State legislatures that have introduced green cleaning legislation including: New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, Utah, Alaska, South Dakota, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, and Texas
 
 
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