Clearing the air by tracking toxics and chemicals

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment


SAFETY—Toxic substances can be found in many cleaning products. Courtesy photoThis year, the California Legislature passed chemical “right to know” legislation, requiring disclosures of ingredients in cosmetics and feminine hygiene products.
Previously, some ingredients could be listed as “fragrance” or could bypass disclosure requirements through trade secret protections.
Dr. Joanne Brasch, project manager of the nonprofit California Product Stewardship Council, a leading advocate of the legisl...

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