The Centre for Environmental Health submitted a petition the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) requesting that food cans with bisphenol A (BPA) resin linings be listed as a priority product-chemical under the states Safer Consumer Products Regulations (often referred to as the Green Chemistry Initiative). By way of background, Californias Green Chemistry Initiative was adopted in 2008 and took effect October 2013. The implementing regulations require identification and prioritisation of chemicals of concern in consumer products and designation of priority products. Affected businesses must submit an alternatives analysis (AA) to the use of the chemicals of concern in priority products. Once the AAs are submitted, further regulation of priority product-chemicals may be undertaken. Petitions to add new chemicals of concern and priority products can be submitted to DTSC. The BPA/can lining petition can be accessed from the CalSafer website.
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