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News Coverage

Media Updates

 

Date:   8/21/15           Media Org:   Assemblymember David Chiu News    

Headline:   Assemblymember David Chiu and Coalition to Tackle Nail Salon Issues in California

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Date:   8/21/15           Media Org:   Rosemont Patch    

Headline:   Push Underway To End Hazardous Chemical Use At CA Nail Salons

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Date:   8/20/15           Media Org:   CBS - SF Bay Area    

Headline:   Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Remove Hazardous Chemicals From Nail Salons Statewide

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Date:   8/19/15           Media Org:   The Guardian    

Headline:   What will it take for brands to deliver on the promise of greener chemicals?

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Date:   8/6/15           Media Org:   The Daily News of Newburyport    

Headline:   Effort afoot to ban flame retardants in furniture

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Date:   8/6/15           Media Org:   The Center for Public Integrity    

Headline:   Report: cause for 'alarm' on possible work-related causes of breast cancer

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Date:   8/6/15           Media Org:   Los Angeles Times    

Headline:   Will Newport Bay boaters have to give copper paint the brush-off?

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Date:   8/4/15           Media Org:   NPR    

Headline:   Soy Seats In New Cars: Are Companies Doing Enough For Environment?

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Date:   7/30/15           Media Org:   newsworks    

Headline:   'Regrettable substitutions' fail to knock hazardous chemicals out of products

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Date:   7/29/15           Media Org:   PTV News    

Headline:   EcoWaste slams continued sale of artificial nail sets with toxic glue

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Date:   7/29/15           Media Org:   Yahoo News (UK)    

Headline:   Scientists find link between BPA and prostate cancer in 'organoid' research

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Date:   7/27/15           Media Org:   Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families    

Headline:   Targeted Toxicity: Dollar Stores and Environmental Justice

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Date:   7/23/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   Honeybees Show Evidence of Insecticide

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Date:   7/23/15           Media Org:   ChemicalWatch    

Headline:   House dust chemicals activate receptor linked to obesity

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Date:   7/13/15           Media Org:   The Orange County Register    

Headline:   California's toxic waters make for toxic shark, like the one caught in Huntington Beach

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Date:   7/13/15           Media Org:   NBC News    

Headline:   Study Strengthens Formaldehyde Link to Crippling Disease ALS

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Date:   7/13/15           Media Org:   ChemicalWatch    

Headline:   Local toxic toy laws take effect in New York

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Date:   7/12/15           Media Org:   Los Angeles Times    

Headline:   Start-up turns methane from manure into eco-friendly plastic

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Date:   7/9/15           Media Org:   News Medical    

Headline:   Chemicals used in plastics linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes in children and adolescents

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Date:   7/9/15           Media Org:   CBS News    

Headline:   "Safer" chemicals in plastics may be hazardous to kids

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Date:   7/3/15           Media Org:   The Oregonian    

Headline:   Oregon House approves bill on chemicals in kids' products, now heads to Kate Brown

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Date:   7/1/15           Media Org:   BBC News    

Headline:   Why New York banned polystyrene foam

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Date:   7/1/15           Media Org:   The Center for Public Integrity    

Headline:   The impenetrable world of Mark Flores

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Date:   7/1/15           Media Org:   Environmental Health News    

Headline:   Chemicals may alter placenta genes, threaten fetuses

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Date:   6/30/15           Media Org:   WKYC News (wkyc.com)    

Headline:   New study shows kids exposed to toxic chemicals on artificial turf

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Date:   6/29/15           Media Org:   The Center for Public Integrity    

Headline:   Slow-motion tragedy for American workers

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Date:   6/29/15           Media Org:   Huffington Post - The Blog    

Headline:   Revising the Toxic Substances Out-of-Control Act

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Date:   6/23/15           Media Org:   Daily Mail    

Headline:   50 everyday chemicals that can mix to raise cancer risk: Substances found in fried potatoes, handwash and suncream could lead to cancer if combined

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Date:   6/23/15           Media Org:   The New Zealand Herald    

Headline:   Hidden cancer threat - the everyday chemicals around us

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Date:   6/20/15           Media Org:   Journal Sentinel    

Headline:   Coffee roasters' health at risk from chemical compound, air samples suggest

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Date:   6/9/15           Media Org:   Statesman Journal    

Headline:   Oregon may regulate toxic chemicals in toys

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Date:   6/9/15           Media Org:   Ensia    

Headline:   Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes?

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Date:   6/9/15           Media Org:   ChemicalWatch    

Headline:   Industry criticises EPA 'fragrance-free' product label

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Date:   6/8/15           Media Org:   PRI (Public Radio International)    

Headline:   How some nail salons in California are finding a less toxic way to work

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Date:   6/6/15           Media Org:   BBC News    

Headline:   How 1970s deodorant is still doing harm

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Date:   6/4/15           Media Org:   Consumer Reports    

Headline:   Toxic chemicals found in child car seats

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Date:   6/3/15           Media Org:   Mother Jones    

Headline:   BPA Messes With Your Hormones—and It's in These Canned Foods

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Date:   6/3/15           Media Org:   Crain's - Chicago Business    

Headline:   Should you be worried about your manicure habit?

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Date:   5/29/15           Media Org:   Environmental Health News    

Headline:   Do our bodies safely break down BPA? Fat chance, study suggests.

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Date:   5/19/15           Media Org:   Pharma & MedTech Business Intelligence    

Headline:   California DTSC Could Target Salon Beauty Products For Alternative Analyses

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Date:   5/19/15           Media Org:   The San Francisco Examiner    

Headline:   Raphael: Pretty shouldn't stink

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Date:   5/16/15           Media Org:   The Sacramento Bee    

Headline:   Curb nail salon worker abuse

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Date:   5/15/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   De Blasio Says New York Will Investigate Nail Industry Practices

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Date:   5/12/15           Media Org:   ChemInfo    

Headline:   Report Shines Spotlight on Toxic Chemicals, Worker Abuse Inside Nail Salons

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Date:   5/12/15           Media Org:   National Journal    

Headline:   What EPA Wants You to Know About Nail Salons

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Date:   5/11/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   Justice for Nail Salon Workers

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Date:   5/8/15           Media Org:   Los Angeles Times    

Headline:   Are California nail salons safe for workers?

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Date:   5/8/15           Media Org:   GreenBiz    

Headline:   From Facebook to Ashley Furniture, use of toxic flame retardants wanes

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Date:   5/8/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers

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Date:   5/3/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health

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Date:   5/1/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   Commonly Used Chemicals Come Under New Scrutiny

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Date:   5/1/15           Media Org:   Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)    

Headline:   Alternatives to PFASs: Perspectives on the Science

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Date:   4/29/15           Media Org:   Natural Resources Defense Counil (NRDC)    

Headline:   The Work Plan: California Safer Consumer Product Program's 3 year playbook

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Date:   4/28/15           Media Org:   Mondaq    

Headline:   California’s Green Chemistry Agency Issues New Guidance To Identify Future Consumer Products For Regulation

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Date:   4/27/15           Media Org:   Natural Resources Defense Counil (NRDC)    

Headline:   New California program is on a mission to reduce toxic chemicals in our everyday products

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Date:   4/25/15           Media Org:   The Oregonian    

Headline:   Oregon needs toxic-free law (Opinion)

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Date:   4/24/15           Media Org:   Outdoor Channel    

Headline:   http://outdoorchannel.com/article.aspx?id=30280&articletype=article&key=California-Moving-to-Ban-Fishing-Tackle

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Date:   4/23/15           Media Org:   Thompson Hine    

Headline:   California DTSC Finalizes Green Chemistry Playbook

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Date:   4/23/15           Media Org:   JD Supra Business Advisor    

Headline:   California’s Green Chemistry Agency Issues New Guidance to Identify Future Consumer Products for Regulation

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Date:   4/23/15           Media Org:   Field & Stream    

Headline:   California Moves Forward with Lead Fishing Tackle Ban

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Date:   4/22/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   Home Depot Says It Will Phase Out Chemical Used in Vinyl Flooring

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Date:   4/21/15           Media Org:   JD Supra Business Advisor    

Headline:   DTSC Releases Final Priority Product Work Plan

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Date:   4/21/15           Media Org:   IPC    

Headline:   California DTSC Releases Safer Consumer Product Regulation Three-year Work Plan

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Date:   4/21/15           Media Org:   Vancouver 24    

Headline:   Langley bird found filled with fire retardent

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Date:   4/20/15           Media Org:   Wide Open Spaces    

Headline:   California’s Lead Fishing Tackle Review: Is This the Next Ban?

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Date:   4/20/15           Media Org:   Actio (Blog)    

Headline:   California: Safer Consumer Products -- Final Work Plan

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Date:   4/20/15           Media Org:   SPI (the plastics industry trade association)    

Headline:   CA Department of Toxic Substances Control Heeds SPI’s Counsel, Excludes Food Packaging from Final 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan

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Date:   4/20/15           Media Org:   The New York Times    

Headline:   Bill Would Give F.D.A. More Muscle on Cosmetics

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Date:   4/17/15           Media Org:   Consumer products law blog    

Headline:   CA issues final three-year work plan for green chemistry

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Date:   4/17/15           Media Org:   ChemicalWatch    

Headline:   California issues final three-year priority product work plan

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Date:   4/15/15           Media Org:   Environmental Health News    

Headline:   Scientists warn of hormone impacts from benzene, xylene, other common solvents.

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Date:   4/15/15           Media Org:   The Sacramento Bee    

Headline:   Another View: Foam insulation doesn’t get a free pass from safety law

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Date:   4/6/15           Media Org:   EDF (Environmental Defense Fund)    

Headline:   What's our best chance of ensuring chemical safety?

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Date:   3/31/15           Media Org:   ABC Australia    

Headline:   Our Chemical Lives

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Date:   3/25/15           Media Org:   Huffington Post    

Headline:   Long Distance Government

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Date:   10/31/14           Media Org:   The Sacramento Bee    

Headline:   New California Department of Toxic Substances Control head appointed

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Date:   10/24/14           Media Org:   SF Gate    

Headline:   Anglers angered over possible ban on lead weights, lures

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Date:   9/4/14           Media Org:   Virtual-Strategy Magazine    

Headline:   Infocast’s 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit Coincides with the Next Phases of California SCP Regulations

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Date:   4/4/14           Media Org:   SustainableBusiness.com    

Headline:   California's Revolutionary Green Chemistry Initiative Moves Forward

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Date:   3/27/14           Media Org:   GreenBiz.com    

Headline:   .Walmart, California and beyond: The 411 on safer chemical rules

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Date:   3/25/14           Media Org:   Natural News    

Headline:   California seeks to remove toxins from consumer goods

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Date:   3/24/14           Media Org:   Plastics News    

Headline:   Polyurethane systems under pressure in California

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Date:   3/21/14           Media Org:   Law360    

Headline:   New Calif. Chemistry Product Rules: A National Template?

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Date:   3/21/14           Media Org:   Enviro.BLR.com    

Headline:   California announces 'priority products'

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Date:   3/20/14           Media Org:   Chemical & Engineering News    

Headline:   California Targets Products

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Date:   3/20/14           Media Org:   Santa Maria Sun    

Headline:   Political Watch 3/20/14

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Date:   3/20/14           Media Org:   Chico News & Review    

Headline:   Going after carcinogens

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Date:   3/20/14           Media Org:   Durability and Design    

Headline:   CA Targeting Spray PU Foam Chemical

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Date:   3/20/14           Media Org:   Inside Prevention    

Headline:   Media Roundup: Calif. takes on controversial flame retardant chemical (3/13/14-3/14/14)

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Date:   3/19/14           Media Org:   Mondaq    

Headline:   United States: California Announces First Consumer Products Subjected To New Green Chemistry Rules

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Date:   3/18/14           Media Org:   Chem.Info    

Headline:   California Announces First Three Green Chemistry 'Priority Products'

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Date:   3/17/14           Media Org:   TriplePundit    

Headline:   California Targets List of Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products

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Date:   3/17/14           Media Org:   Righting Injustice    

Headline:   California DTSC set to enforce ban on potentially hazardous, toxic consumer products

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Date:   3/17/14           Media Org:   Supply-Chain-Data-Mgmt.Blogspot.com    

Headline:   Children's foam padding and spray insulation under review in California

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Date:   3/17/14           Media Org:   The National Law Review    

Headline:   California Names First Consumer Products on Green Chemistry List

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Date:   3/15/14           Media Org:   The Daily Sheeple    

Headline:   California seeks to phase out cancer-causing toxins from consumer products

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Oroville Mercury-Register    

Headline:   First-ever list targets products with hazardous materials

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Merced Sun-Star    

Headline:   Toxic material in infant mats on new state list targeting hazardous materials

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   ChicoER    

Headline:   First-ever list targets products with hazardous materials

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Bloomberg TV    

Headline:   California to Toxin Products: Clean Up or Be Banned

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Bloomberg BNA    

Headline:   California Releases Draft List of First Priority Products Under Safety Rules

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   CaliforniaHealthline    

Headline:   California Launches Program To Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Products

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Chemical & Engineering News    

Headline:   California Proposes Changes For Some Consumer Products

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   The Fresno Bee    

Headline:   EDITORIAL: State targets chemicals in consumer products

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Law360    

Headline:   Calif.'s Toxic Products List to Drive US Standards

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Blog.AmericanChemistry.com    

Headline:   California DTSC draft list of priority products proving program to be flawed, duplicative

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   News10    

Headline:   New hazardous materials product list includes numerous baby products

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   TMCNET.com    

Headline:   EDITORIAL: Baby nap mats and paint thinner make California's most-unwanted toxic chemicals list [The Sacramento Bee :: ]

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Congoo    

Headline:   State agency IDs 3 consumer products using toxic chemicals

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   KGO 810    

Headline:   CA Targets Toxins with First-Ever Hazardous Product List

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   Capital Public Radio    

Headline:   California Regulators Target Toxic Chemicals in Three Products

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Date:   3/14/14           Media Org:   SFGate    

Headline:   State agency IDs 3 consumer products using toxic chemicals

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Breast Cancer Fund    

Headline:   Calif. takes on controversial flame retardant chemical; issuing a de-facto death sentence for chlorinated Tris

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   The Sacramento Bee    

Headline:   California's first-ever toxics list includes baby product

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Contra Costa Times    

Headline:   California seeks to remove toxic chemicals from consumer goods

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Environmental Defense Fund    

Headline:   No more just California Dreamin’: First three priority products proposed

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Sustainable Brands    

Headline:   DTSC Challenging Manufacturers to Make Products Safer

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Humanitarian News    

Headline:   No more just California Dreamin': First three priority products proposed

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Environmental Working Group    

Headline:   California Moves to Remove First in a Series of Toxic Chemicals from Consumer Products

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio    

Headline:   Toxic regulators name foams, paint strippers as first targets of Safer Consumer Products rules

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Chemical Watch    

Headline:   California names first priority products for alternatives assessment

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Bloomberg    

Headline:   California Agency Targets Toxins in Children’s Mats, Spray Foam

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   San Jose Mercury News    

Headline:   California seeks to remove toxic chemicals from consumer goods

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Los Angeles Times    

Headline:   State picks first products for 'green chemistry' screening

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   CalOpinion    

Headline:   Sacramento Bee: Baby nap mats and paint thinner make California’s most-unwanted toxic chemicals list

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   PassFail    

Headline:   California Agency Targets Toxins in Children's Mats, Spray Foam - Businessweek

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   GlobalNe.Ws    

Headline:   California seeks to remove toxic chemicals from consumer goods

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   CANewsFeed.com    

Headline:   California seeks to mislay poisonous chemicals from consumer goods

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   The Urethane Blog    

Headline:   California Regulators Are Busy

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Wopular    

Headline:   California Seeks To Remove Toxic Chemicals From Consumer Goods

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   KFBK    

Headline:   State Regulators Take Steps to Reduce Toxins in Kids Products

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   Before It's News    

Headline:   A Test of the Induced Innovation Hypothesis

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Date:   3/13/14           Media Org:   BloombergBusinessweek    

Headline:   California Agency Targets Toxins in Children’s Mats, Sealant

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Date:   3/9/14           Media Org:   The National Law Review    

Headline:   Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products

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DTSC launches Safer Consumer Products Initiative