Come Clean Legislation

Cleaning Product Right to Know Act: In October of 2017, California’s governor signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB 258), making that state the first to require ingredient labeling on both product labels and online for all cleaning products. Chemicals found in many common cleaning products have been shown to cause cancer, birth defects, asthma and other serious health issues. Cleaning product manufacturers have until 2020 to comply or their products will not be permitted for sale in California. The hope is that this will spark a call to action in every state for this legislation to be passed. Create a call to action in your town! Sponsors of the bill include Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, the Environmental Working Group, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Women’s Voices for the Earth. For more information on the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act, including a full list of supporter, please visit Governor Brown Signs Cleaning Product Right to Know Act to Create First-in-Nation Label Law for Consumers

Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century: This law gives the EPA important new powers to require chemical testing and to take action to restrict priority chemicals. As stated, the law “provides the EPA with the authority to prohibit or limit the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use or disposal of a chemical if the EPA evaluates the risk and concludes that the chemical presents an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment.” For more information about the Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century, please visit §2605. Regulation of hazardous chemical substances and mixtures

Banned in Europe, Sold in the U.S. More info to come