July 9, 2009

New product labeling bill introduced

Summer school is over! (Yey!) And now I have more time to devote myself to blogging and twittering...and oh yes, I do have several articles to write.

Yesterday, I saw this news about a new legislation proposed by House Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) requiring household products manufacturers to provide a list of all ingredients on the container or packaging of their products that include cleaners, paints and pesticides.

The Household Product Labeling Act of 2009 (H.R. 3057) will minimize the use of toxic chemicals in these everyday-use products, according to the congressman along with spokespersons from the the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition.

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