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California biomonitoring bill

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

"The Healthy Californians Biomonitoring Program," which would assess annual fees from manufacturers of cosmetics and personal care products containing triclosan, isopropyl alcohol and other ingredients, will be addressed by the California State Senate Environmental Quality Committee April 19. Introduced Feb. 3 by Sen. Deborah Ortiz (D-Sacramento), SB 1168 would establish a fee system for companies that are "responsible for identifiable sources of toxic chemicals" as a means to support a statewide biomonitoring initiative (1"The Rose Sheet" March 8, 2004, p. 4). The bill is scheduled to be addressed by the Appropriations Committee this month, with floor action slated for May, according to the Breast Cancer Fund, a co-sponsor of the bill. In addition to triclosan and isopropyl alcohol, diethyl phthalate metabolites and lindane, an Rx pediculicide, are included on the list of "toxic" chemicals...

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