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Cali Sets Precedent with Green Chemistry

Are you tired of playing whack-a-mole with toxic chemicals? California’s Green Chemistry Initiative could set a precedent for the way we manage toxic chemicals nationally, creating a four-step process of assessment, as NRDC reported.

After a Big Chem lawsuit was finally dismissed, the state officially recently placed BPA–found in hard plastics, food-can linings and cash register receipts–back on the “list of chemicals known to cause reproductive harm,” better known as the Prop 65 list.

As we saw with flame retardants, California’s policies can affect our nation’s policies. Let’s hope this one affects it fast.

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