New Laws Take Aim at Chemicals’ Health Effects
On Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed two bills -- AB 1879 and SB 509 -- aimed at tightening state regulation of industrial chemicals that have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption or other harmful health care conditions.
- "California Launches Broad Effort To Control Hazardous Chemicals" (Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, 9/29).
- "Schwarzenegger Signs Chemical Regulation Overhaul" (Sanders, Sacramento Bee, 9/30).
- "Governor Signs 'Green Chemistry' Legislation" (Lamb, Sacramento Business Journal, 9/29).