30 Sep '13, 9am

California's green chemistry law goes into effect

California's green chemistry law goes into effect

Starting Oct. 1, California's Safer Consumer Products law (also called the Green Chemistry Initiative) goes into effect, with the goal of making hundreds of commonplace consumer items safer -- from shampoos and cosmetics to cleaning supplies and food packaging. Using the muscle of the biggest consumer market in the U.S., California wants to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products, create new business opportunities in green chemistry and reduce the burden on individuals and businesses in having to struggle to identify what's in the products they buy for their families and customers. The law represents a sea change in how products are made safer . Instead of trying to determine how toxic specific chemicals are, it asks why they are necessary at all. Instead of banning specific chemicals from particular products, such as bisphenol A in baby bottles, they are looking at cl...

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