The California legislature passed several bills before the legislative session ended September 13, including one on the government accessibility of cosmetics security information sheets (SDSs) and two addressing lead. But an attempt to change the green chemistry program in California has struck a roadblock and will have to wait for another shot as a passage until the 2020 meeting. AB 647 requires cosmetics producers and importers that contain hazardous substances or disinfectants to post copies of SDSs online starting July 1, 2020. The bill also requires SDSs to be accessible at a minimum in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean. Posting the information online in languages that are easily understood by workers said the bill’s author Ash Kalra will Provide employees with access to significant data, empower them to regulate their health by educating themselves about prospective health risks and taking the required precautions to safeguard themselves. Lead measures Meanwhile, SB 647, a measure to tighten current constraints on metal-containing jewelry, was also enacted by the legislature. More specifically, it would reduce lead content limits for certain materials used to make jewelry, lower the permissible amounts of lead and cadmium in child jewelry surface coatings, and expand the definition of children to include those under the age of 15. As a result of concern about lead exposure from a battery recycling plant in Los Angeles County, lawmakers also enacted a measure to take a tougher position on lead poisoning in the workplace. AB 35 would involve an employees blood pressure report of more than 20 micrograms per deciliter to be considered "harmful to the employees health." This, in turn, would cause the place to be investigated. On hold Meanwhile, until the 2020 meeting, a measure (SB 382) was held to make adjustments to the Safer Consumer Products program in California. The purpose of this proposal was to expand the officials of the State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to request data from product producers and to act faster in certain conditions to regulate substances under the system.
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