“That dye is toxic,” Lyons said. “So now we have the opportunity to look at what is actually there and say ‘this isn’t good for babies.’”
Senator criticizes revisions that weaken regulations on chemicals in children’s products, saying: “Would you rather kill the bill or kill the children?”
The Senate gave final approval to a bill to regulate toxic chemicals found in children’s products. It will now go to the House for final approval. The bill, S.239, gives the Vermont Department of Health the authority to require manufacturers to report, label and remove chemicals it considers harmful from products marketed to children under […]
“Under this law, kids in Vermont will soon be better protected from the dangerous toxins used in everything from teething rings to teddy bears,” said Paul Burns, executive director of the VPIRG.
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a bill to regulate toxic chemicals found in children’s products. The committee voted 8-3 Friday to pass S.239 as amended by the House Fish, Wildlife, and Water Resources and Ways and Means committees without changes. The bill will now go to the House for a full floor vote. The […]
The House Ways and Means committee Thursday approved a bill to regulate toxic chemicals found in children’s products. The committee voted 8-3. The committee amended the bill, S.239, to require manufacturers to pay $200 every two years for each chemical they are required to report to the state health department. The previous reporting fee was […]
The we-need-more-research argument, especially if the research is done by industry-paid scientists, is simply a way to delay regulation and preserve the status quo.
Proposal to allow the state health department to regulate chemicals contained in children’s products advances despite by heavy industry opposition.
Even though it only applies to children’s products, IBM, the Toy Industry Association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Burton Snowboards, Keurig Green Mountain and Wal-Mart protest Vermont’s plan.
Senate Bill 239 asks the Department of Health to identify toxic chemicals of “high concern,” and require makers of products containing these hazards to seek safer alternatives or a waiver.
Law granting the health department authority to label or ban toxic chemicals in consumer products sold in Vermont is too broad, industry reps say.
A bill designed to keep toxic chemicals out of consumer products sold in Vermont won final approval in the Senate on Thursday. The bill, S.239, passed 17-11. It still requires approval in the House. Related stories Senate endorses bill to allow health department to regulate toxic chemicals Senate bill would give state more authority to […]
Firefighters join call to support the bill; business groups suggest the measure is too broad.
The legislation asks the Vermont Department of Health to create a list of potentially harmful chemicals and require manufacturers to label or remove toxic chemicals from their products – a proposal that has alarmed businesses across the country.