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BUSTED! Cosmetic manufacturers lying about toxins.

DTSC investigators tested 25 nail polish products only available in salons in California and found several that were labeled free of specific toxins actually had harmful levels! Read the full Washington Post article here.

Calif. Bill Would Smoke Out Safety, End Use of Toxic Flame Retardants

Studies link the chemicals in flame retardants to cancer, infertility, miscarriage and preterm birth, lower IQs and learning disabilities in children AND they won't prevent all fires. California Assemblymember Holly Mitchell’s bill, AB 2197), may help get rid of flam retardants. Click here to read the full article.

Four critical flaws threaten to undermine the success of California's green chemistry legislation (AB 1879)

Approximately 27 trillion pounds of chemicals are produced or imported into the United States every year, more than one trillion of them in California alone. In the face of relative inaction at the federal level, state governments have moved to address hazardous chemical use. This report evaluates California's green chemistry legislation (AB 1879), identifying four critical flaws that threaten to undermine its success. Recommended revisions to the law are discussed.

Assembly ESTM Committee hears update on Green Chemistry regulations

Click here for the committee press release with more info on the December 8, 2011 hearing on the California Green Chemistry Regulations. Click here for STPP Faculty Director Timothy Malloy's written testimony.

Make Cleaning Up California Sustainable!

STPP's Faculty Director Timothy Malloy will be testifying at the hearing on safer consumer products (“GREEN CHEMISTRY”) informal draft regulations in front of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee in the California Assembly. The hearing is Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Click here to watch the hearing or here to listen.

Mom-to-be holiday wish for #SafeChemicalsAct, Senate vote next week. Asks, "Will you join me?"

Check out this Huffington Post article about the Safe Chemicals Act in California! A Holiday Gift for Generations to Come

Understanding California's Draft Regulations - AB 1879

Click here for 5 useful videos for understanding the draft regulations! DTSC Director, Deborah Raphael explains California’s new vision for safer consumer products.

Dr. John Froines receives the California Air Resources Board Haagen-Smit Award

SACRAMENTO - Today the California Air Resources Board announced the winners of the 2010 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards, the premier award from state government recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward improving air quality.

Faculty Opening(s) in Occupational and Environmental Health within the UCLA School of Public Health

Letter from Hilary Arnold Godwin: Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Department Associate Dean for Academic Programs UCLA School of Public Health:

Not So Fast California!

Assembly Oversight Hearing on the Use of Methyl Iodide in California

Click on the link above to view Dr. Froines' and Dr. Solomon's testimony regarding the use of Methyl Iodide before the California Assembly on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

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