State Issues New Hazardous Chemical Regulations

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California issued new rules on Tuesday to regulate hazardous chemicals in consumer products. Under the Green Chemistry Initiative, a 2008 law, the state will require manufacturers to find safer alternatives to harmful toxins in baby bottles, laundry detergents, and other everyday products. We discuss how these rules will affect consumers and manufacturers alike.


Mike Wilson, environmental health scientist at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health

Maureen Gorsen, partner at Alston & Bird

Karl Palmer, chief of the Safer Products & Workplaces Program at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control