Vermont Governor expected to sign bill regulating chemicals in children’s products
Vermont is poised to join California, Maine, and Washington State with more comprehensive chemicals policy legislation. The Vermont legislature passed a bill giving the state Health Department authority to require disclosure of “chemicals of concern” used in children’s products. The legislation, while less stringent than what environmental health advocates hoped for, also establishes rule-making enabling the department to recommend specific chemical restrictions. Governor Shumlin is expected to sign the bill.