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California Governor Signs Phthalates Ban

12:38 PM MDT | October 22, 2007 | Kara Sissell

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R.) has signed legislation that will ban phthalates in toys and other products designed for children under the age of three, beginning in 2009. It had been unclear whether Schwarzenegger would sign the bill, which passed the California legislature last month. Schwarzenegger: Taking action. Gerard: Based on the politics of fear. The governor says, however, that regulating chemicals on a product-by-product basis is not the most effective way to control potential exposure hazards. “I strongly believe there needs to be...

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