Schwarzenegger seeks new regulation of toxic chemicals

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants California to require full disclosure of chemicals used in consumer products to wean industry and consumers off toxic compounds.

The governor endorsed the consumer disclosure concept and five related strategies Tuesday on the recommendation of his environmental protection secretary, Linda Adams.

"These recommendations usher in a new era of how we look at household products, from our children's toys to the plastic we use to make shampoo bottles to the varnish on our wood furniture," Schwarzenegger said in a press statement. The strategies, a mix of recommended regulations and voluntary actions, represent a new approach to regulating toxic chemicals.

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