Businesses increasingly support clear, consistent, and enforced regulations that protect human health and the environment from exposure to toxic chemicals.
- Construction Specialties: Green Buildings Need Safer Chemicals Policy Reform
- Dignity Health: Healthy Chemicals, Healthy Patients—Why Health Care Needs Federal Chemicals Reform
- Method Products: We Support TSCA Reform
- Seventh Generation: Safer Chemicals Policy Reform—Bringing Transparency to Chemicals Management
California Safer Consumer Product Regulations
Beginning in 2009, BizNGO actively supported the development of effective regulations through comments, presentations, and letters to the State of California, including:
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform
BizNGO supports TSCA Reform that will:
- Require chemical manufacturers to develop and submit hazard, use, and exposure data on chemicals in commerce, and require the EPA to make such data readily available to the public.
- Take immediate action to reduce the use of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals and other chemicals of high concern.
- Clearly identify chemicals of high and low concern to human and environmental health, based on robust information.
- Require greater disclosure of chemicals of high concern in products.
- Promote safer alternatives.
Making the Business Case for Policy Reform
- Safer Chemicals Policy Reform Notes
- The Need for Chemical Ingredient Disclosure Across the Supply Chain
- Rachelle Wenger, Dignity Health-"CHW’s Needs from TSCA Reform"
Congressional Testimony of BizNGO Participants
Note on our Policy Positions
Participants in BizNGO are all working towards the use of safer chemicals in commerce. Reflecting the diversity of participants in the Working Group, we have a diversity of perspectives on government, NGO and industry initiatives. While BizNGO strives for consensus on all of its policy positions and all participants agree on the government policy issues we address, we may not achieve consensus on the specifics of every BizNGO policy statement.