Case Study: Community Playthings Takes A Proactive Approach To State Chemical Disclosure Requirement
In 2011 the Washington State Department of Ecology published a list of 66 chemicals of high concern to children, and disseminated rules that required companies report if their children’s products contain any of these 66 chemicals intentionally added, or as a contaminant over 100 parts per million. The list included toxic flame retardants, vinyl chloride, phthalates, bisphenol A, formaldehyde, styrene, toxic metals, solvents and many more chemicals known to harm human health. These chemicals are linked to cancer, respiratory effects and adverse impacts on learning and development.
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