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Limiting Environmental Contamination, Part 2

Chemical Hazards from Multiple Sources The news of a statewide ban on phthalates follows several other alarms sounded recently about the presence of chemical dangers to health to which the public and wildlife are commonly exposed, in everyday consumer products and even new forms of advertising. Wetlands advocates and other environmental groups have issued warnings […]

Signs of Progress in Limiting Environmental Contamination, Part 1

Statewide Ban Enacted: Phthalates Front-page news last week from the California Assembly highlighted passage of a statewide ban on phthalates, a softener in plastics (San Francisco Chronicle, 10/16/07). A nationwide push to ban phthalates is currently taking place in nine other states as well, according to the advocacy group Environment California. Though common in the […]