Washington State Ecology Mulls ‘Safer’ Definition While Exploring Phthalate Alternatives In Fragrances
Marissa Smith, senior regulatory toxicologist in the Washington Department of Ecology’s Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program, discusses what’s next for the state’s inaugural Safer Products go-round. “How we define ‘safer’ is really going to be the lynchpin of this whole process,” she says.
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