Jul 29 - Congress To Pass CA-Style Phthalates Ban

In a breakthrough for toxics prevention at the federal level, a Dianne Feinstein bill designed to prohibit the use of phthalates in chidlren's toys will most likely pass both houses of congress, reports Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post.

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The bill is based on California's AB 1108 (Ma), which was signed by the Governor last year. President Bush has expressed opposition to the measure, but it is unclear if he will veto it.

CAW and Toxics in Plastics:

  • AB 2505 (Brownley): Will phase-out vinyl chloride plastic packaging, the largest source of phthalates.