Vt. Senate backs bill restricting toxic chemicals
MONTPELIER (AP) -- The Vermont Senate has endorsed legislation setting up a new system in the state for restricting toxic chemicals.
The bill calls for setting up by 2016 a working group to advise the Department of Health on a list of chemicals of high concern by 2017. Manufacturers would have to report to the state if they are using such chemicals in a consumer product sold in Vermont.
The Health Department will adopt rules that could lead to restrictions on the use of the chemical or labeling requirements.
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