California is one step closer to passing the nations most ambitious regulations on toxic substances in consumer products. While environmentalists continue to petition for the regulations, industrial leaders are expressing concerns about the consequences such expedient and severe change will have on the economy. What are your thoughts on government imposed green chemistry regulations?
The government (and ACS) needs to do a MUCH better job of informing the public about these issues. The words 'toxic substances' has the ring of scare tactics. Toxicity is connected with just about any chemical (including table salt). Nothing we eat or wear or touch is risk free. The issue is for the public to be more knowledgeable about risks and at some level be able to make more informed decisions. Each side has valid arguments. The decision makers need to do their homework on this one.