May 27, 2008

US officials introduced kid-safe chemical bill

Proliferating news on leaching chemicals in kids' mattresses, bottles, toys, and electronics have driven three government officials to introduce a new US chemical regulatory proposal targeting kid safety.

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and representatives Hilda Solis (D-Ca) and Henry Waxman (D-Ca) introduced the 'Kid Safe Chemicals Act of 2008' that would ensure for the first time that all the chemicals used in baby bottles, children’s toys and other products are proven to be safe before they are put on the market.

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