Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Chance to protect babies from toxic chemicals faced by CA State Assembly
Chance to protect babies from toxic chemicals faced by CA State Assembly
07
Jul '09
On Tuesday, July 7th, the California State Assembly Committee on Business and Professions will have the power to protect babies from dangerous toxic chemicals found in their cribs, strollers, breast-feeding pillows and other products for children. The Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association is even supporting SB 772, a bill that would stop a de facto mandate (TB 117), supported by the brominated chemical industry, for toxic flame retardant chemicals to be mixed in with baby products sold in California.

"Flame retardant chemicals are linked to cancer as well a neurodevelopmental and reproductive problems such as hyperactivity and reduced fertility," says Dr. Arlene Blum, director of the Green Science Policy Institute. "And there is no demonstrated need for them in baby products."

"The decline of marine mammal populations is linked to the prevalence of flame retardant chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants," says marine biologist Holly Lohuis of the Ocean Future's Society. "Marine mammals are so similar in biology to humans, I had myself and my four year old son tested and to my horror, we are both contaminated, my son's levels were off the charts. It's unconscionable to have these chemical virtually mandated in products for anyone, let alone children."

"The chemical industry has used less than ethical tactics to defeat legislation like this, including funding phony front groups, generous campaign contributions to legislators, and going so far as to exploit people of color in their messaging when people of color suffer disproportionately from chemical contamination," according to Russell Long, vice president with Friends of the Earth.

"Consumer awareness of toxins is increasing resulting in parents demanding safety of juvenile products. Many of California's regulations, including TB 117, are killing in-state businesses and angering California's business leaders. TB 117 is blocking our ability to compete in the global marketplace and is damaging California's reputation." says Janina Pawlowski, co-founder and former CEO of ELoan.com..

Green Science Policy Institute


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Nine West

Fashion | On 17th Jun 2018

ABG wins bid in Nine West Holdings auction

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of a global portfolio of...

Courtesy: Kreussler

Textiles | On 17th Jun 2018

USDA certifies Kreussler's solvent as biobased

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has certified Kreussler's...

Courtesy: ITUC

Textiles | On 17th Jun 2018

Democratic space shrink & corporate greed are rising: ITUC

Shrinking democratic space for working people and unchecked corporate ...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Paolo Crespi

For.Tex is an Italy-based leading producer of dyes and thickeners, and is...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search