On October 15th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act into law! This historic legislation makes California the first state to require the ingredients in cleaning products – particularly chemicals harmful to human health – to be listed on both product labels and online!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted (3-2) to ban several harmful phthalate chemicals from plastic used in kids' toys and childcare articles! Exposure to phthalates (endocrine-disrupting chemicals commonly found in plastics) has been linked to a host of health issues including early puberty, a risk factor for later-life breast cancer. Beginning in 2008, BCPP led the charge to pass a law to ban six phthalates from toys and childcare articles, and has continued to do so since. The CPSC will now permanently ban five additional phthalates, including DINP, a chemical linked to cancer. This law will undoubtedly keep you and your little loved ones safer.