Landmark Green Chemistry Regulations Take Effect in California

By: Peter Duchesneau
– Environmental Leader 

California's groundbreaking Safer Consumer Product regulations took effect October 1, 2013. The long-in-the-making green chemistry regulations establish a process for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to identify consumer products containing chemicals of concern that warrant the evaluation of safer alternatives by manufacturers, retailers and others, and, if deemed necessary by DTSC, the imposition of product or chemical restrictions and conditions. Ultimately, the regulations could change the way new consumer products are designed.

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