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Lawmakers in dozens of states plan action of chemical restrictions

8:43 AM MST | February 8, 2013 | —Kara sissell

State legislatures will advance a number of bills in 2013 that lawmakers and advocacy groups say reflect heightened consumer-concern regarding certain substances and declining confidence in federal regulation of toxic chemicals. The majority of measures target flame retardants and regulation or labeling for bisphenol A (BPA), according to an analysis by the nongovernmental organization Safer States (Portland, OR). In 2013, at least 15 state legislatures will consider policies to phase out the flame retardant chlorinated tris, and at least 14 states will consider...

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