California Seeks To Remove Toxic Chemicals From Consumer Goods

California took steps to reduce the toxins found in furniture, mattresses and building supplies Thursday, when regulators announced they would pressure manufacturers to eliminate chemicals known to cause cancer that have long been used as fire retardants.

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  • California seeks to remove toxins from consumer goods
    In making the announcement, regulators with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control rolled out a program six years in the making -- the first of its kind in the nation -- that aims to minimize consumers' exposure to toxic chemicals.
    03/24/2014 - 10:04 pm | View Link
  • California seeks to remove toxic chemicals from consumer goods
    California took steps to reduce the toxins found in children's sleeping products and home and building supplies on Thursday, when regulators announced they would begin asking manufacturers to eliminate chemicals known to cause cancer and other illnesses.
    03/13/2014 - 1:01 pm | View Link
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