Monday February 15, 2021
Safer States Predicts Chemical Bills in 27 States
The advocacy group Safer States February 3 said it expects at least 27 states to consider over 180 bills targeting chemical toxicity. It noted that the driving force is federal deregulatory policy goals in recent year although it acknowledged that is likely to change with the Biden administration.
The group, which tracks such bills, said targets likely will include BPA, cadmium, flame retardants, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, PFAS, phthalates, and possibly others. It also noted likely joint action (bit.ly/3q8wZ6b) on cosmetics.
The states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
Safe State's full analysis is at bit.ly/3rzNCrE, and its tracking tool is at bit.ly/3rDnBb2.