Calif.’s Toxic Products List To Drive US Standards

Law360, San Diego (March 14, 2014, 11:07 PM ET) -- The California Department of Toxic Substances Control on Thursday unveiled its first list of consumer products that manufacturers might need to refashion with safer chemicals or stop selling in the state entirely, a step that will set standards for the state and that could create de facto chemical safety standards nationwide, lawyers say.

The state agency announced three draft “priority products” — children’s foam-padded sleeping products containing flame retardant and probable carcinogen TDCPP, paint and varnish strippers containing carcinogen and neurotoxin methylene chloride, and spray polyurethane...
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