Brown Seeks To Cut Use of Flame-Retardant Chemicals
On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced that he has directed state consumer safety officials to modify a decades-old state flammability standard that allows manufacturers of furniture and other household products to use large amounts of hazardous flame-retardant chemicals. A Department of Consumer Affairs spokesperson said officials plan to meet with environmental and industry leaders in the next few weeks and draft a new regulation by late August.
- "Governor Orders State Agency To Cut Chemicals in Couches" (Jewett, California Watch, 6/20).