recent years, state legislatures and regulatory agencies have taken a more
active role in regulating consumer products as varied as light fixtures,
mattresses, candy, jewelry, auto parts, toys, and antiperspirants. At the same
time, federal agencies, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission...
California is developing "Green Chemistry"
regulations that could affect all businesses-including non-California
companies-that make consumer products sold in the state as well as companies
that manufacture chemicals used in those consumer products. In September 2008,
For those of us acquainted with researchers examining VOC exposure to individuals from scented consumer products (for example, at U.C. Berkeley and at U.C. Medical Center in San Francisco), it comes as no surprise that there is a bouquet of VOC's wafting into homes and work places. However, researchers...