New inventory of state actions to deal with “toxics”: State Chemicals Policy: Trends and Profiles by Ross Strategic for the National Pollution PreventionRoundtable and the WashingtonDepartment of Ecology.  green statesInteresting review of state programs to restrict chemicals, conduct biomonitoring, do environmentally preferred purchasing and support of green chemistry, pollution prevention and product stewardship/life cycle management, right to know information reporting, as well as systematic prioritization of chemicals for review and restriction.  In depth reviews of California, Minnesota, Maine, Wisconsin, Oregon and Washington are provided.


Most of this activity stems from frustration on lack of federal movement on reforming TSCA (aka banning toxics). The report reiterates the key TSCA reform principles of the ECOS (Environmental Council of States) resolution on TSCA reform:

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