Calif.'s Groundbreaking Green Chemistry Law

Law360, New York (October 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Sept. 29, 2008, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two green chemistry bills — AB 1879 and SB 509 — into law. This new green chemistry law totally refocuses chemical regulation in California, from reacting to chemicals after they have already been used in manufacturing or industrial processes, to assessing and regulating the use of chemicals in the design stage.

The regulatory system created by the law will evaluate chemical risks and impose tailored restrictions based on science and the real-life impacts of chemical usage, rather...
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