Proposed California Regulation Could Require Product Reformulation
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Executive SummaryBy possibly lengthening the list of chemicals California deems hazardous in consumer products, the newest version of a proposed regulation may have far-reaching implications for the personal-care industry
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California’s latest iteration of the Safer Consumer Products regulations cuts the universe of “chemicals of concern” from 4,000 down to 1,200. The state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control will select the first five chemical/product category combinations up for review 180 days after the regulation enters into force.
An updated draft of the Regulation for Safer Consumer Products, part of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, is expected to release in June. More news in brief.
Previous versions of California’s Regulation for Safer Consumer Products called out personal-care products as one of the first product groups targeted for evaluation. The latest version doesn’t name names, but the Personal Care Products Council is still wary.