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California passes new precedent-setting laws that require accurate product labeling and regulate PFAS “forever chemicals” as a class

October 05, 2021

Press Statement

California today passed new precedent-setting laws that require accurate labeling for products and regulate toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” as a class. The three bills signed today by Governor Gavin Newsom ensure truth in advertising through labeling requirements in products claiming to be recyclable; in compostable products; and in cookware, respectively. A fourth bill was also signed that regulates toxic chemicals in juvenile products. All four bills notably address toxic PFAS chemicals as a class, a longstanding recommendation by science experts, health care professionals, and advocates alike.

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Maine is the first state in the country to ban PFAS “forever chemicals” in all products

July 15, 2021

Press Statement

Today, Maine’s groundbreaking bill that bans “intentionally added” toxic PFAS chemicals in all products by 2030 became law. The new law positions Maine as the first state in the country to establish a procedure to eliminate PFAS in all products, except where the state determines the use is “currently unavoidable,” meaning that the use is both critical for health or safety and a safer alternative is not available.

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As Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Imperil Human Reproduction, States are Leading the Way Out

April 21, 2021

Renee Sharp

The new book “Count Down” by environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Shanna Swan crystallizes just how dangerous endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as phthalates and bisphenols, are to human reproductive health – and even pose a threat to the potential survival of the human species. States have been leading the charge to combat these harmful chemicals.

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New analysis finds at least 27 states will consider toxic chemical policies in 2021

February 03, 2021

Press Release

Safer States today released its annual analysis of anticipated state-level policies on toxic chemical regulation, finding that at least 27 states will consider policies in 2021. Safer States anticipates that at least 180 bills will be under consideration in 2021 and efforts to combat toxic PFAS chemicals will continue to be the most prevalent issue.

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2021 Analysis of Upcoming State Legislation on Toxic Chemicals

February 03, 2021

Sarah Doll

Safer States analyzed anticipated state-level policies on toxic chemical regulation, finding that at least 27 states will consider policies in 2021. Safer States anticipates that at least 180 bills will be under consideration in 2021 and efforts to combat toxic PFAS chemicals will continue to be the most prevalent issue.

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Protecting communities from toxic PFAS

November 12, 2020

Eduardo Valenzuela

While Safer States primarily focuses on stopping the use of toxic chemicals, another key aspect of our mission is to support the clean up of communities that have been impacted by toxic pollution. We are happy to report that we have seen many victories this year in this fight!

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Advocacy Impact: a look at victories from three states

October 20, 2020

Eduardo Valenzuela

Welcome back to our celebration of the victories and momentum on toxic chemicals this year! Today we are highlighting important advocacy work from four states—California, New York, Minnesota and Washington—that is making a positive impact on the health and resilience of their communities. Their work pushed companies to move away from the most toxic chemicals and, in some cases, to also disclose information on whether or not certain toxic chemicals are in their products.

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State Legislatures Take the Lead on Turning off Tap on Toxic Chemicals

February 05, 2020

Gretchen Salter, 206-619-0973

At least 29 states will consider more than 180 policies to require companies to disclose what is in their products as well as limit exposures to toxic chemicals. These policies include bans on PFAS in food packaging and firefighting foam as well as bans on toxic flame retardants in electronics.

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State Legislatures Tackle Toxic Chemicals as Pruitt EPA Falters

February 12, 2018

Drake Skaggs & Gretchen Salter

In 2018, at least 23 states will consider at least 112 policies to limit exposures to toxic chemicals.

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Landmark FR Bill Passes in Maine

August 03, 2017

Jen Coleman

This week, the state of Maine proved its mettle as a champion of public health, passing a ban on all added flame retardant chemicals in new upholstered furniture starting next year. 

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