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Outdoor retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods quietly announced it will ban PFAS "forever chemicals" in its own-brand textile products. This action was part of a major update to its Restricted Substance List (RSL) released in March.
The Washington State Department of Ecology proposed seven new “Priority Chemicals and Chemical Classes,” used in a wide variety of consumer products, from cookware and household cleaners to tires and products made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), among others. The announcement launches “Cycle 2” of regulations as part of Safer Products for Washington, the nation’s strongest law regulating toxic chemicals in products.
Washington State Department of Ecology signed new rules that conclude the first cycle of regulations as part of Safer Products for Washington, the nation’s strongest law regulating toxic chemicals in products.
Washington’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act bans more chemicals of concern in beauty and personal care products than any other state or federal law  PFAS, lead, phthalates, formaldehyde-releasing agents among chemicals banned in new legislation OLYMPIA, WA—Today, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act (HB 1047)—sponsored by Washington State Representative Sharlett Mena (29th Legislative District)—was signed by Governor Inslee, making […]
Rule will be among first final actions under reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Health advocates applaud EPA action, calling on EPA to quickly finalize rule WASHINGTON, DC—Today, EPA Assistant Administrator Michal Freedhoff proposed a final rule to manage “unreasonable risks”  found in EPA’s evaluation of methylene chloride under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). […]
The Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act passed in the Washington State Senate. The legislation bans PFAS, lead, phthalates, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, and other harmful chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products.
Commitment comes after years of PFAS action by states and leading retailers nationwide  Safer States and Toxic-Free Future applaud the move to protect communities and urge new prevention-based policies WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced drinking water standards for six individual PFAS “forever chemicals” including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, PFHxS, HFPO-DA (GenX), and […]
Today, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act (HB 1047)—sponsored by Washington State Representative Sharlett Mena (29th Legislative District)— passed in the Washington State House of Representatives with a vote of 55-41. The legislation bans formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, PFAS, lead, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products by 2025. The bill now moves to the state Senate for consideration. If passed, the bill would be the strongest state law in the country regulating toxic chemicals in beauty and personal care products.
Following a nationwide campaign led by Toxic-Free Future, REI announced it will ban PFAS "forever chemicals" in all textile products and cookware from its suppliers.
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Public hearing held today on proposed new rules, as part of Safer Products for Washington law Health advocates, scientists, community members, and firefighters testify that bans are urgently needed to protect health, water, and wildlife Olympia, WA—Today, Washington State Department of Ecology held a public hearing on proposed new rules that would ban dangerous chemicals […]

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