SACRAMENTO, CA – Today the Senate Environmental Quality Committee voted 5-2 to approve the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 258), authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens).
A recent poll found that more than three-quarters of voters (78%) are supportive of legislation to require chemical labels on cleaning products, and support crosses party lines with 87% of Democrats, 76% of no-party voters and 67% of Republicans in favor.
“Senate Bill 258 is about the public’s what is in the products they use every day,” said Sen. Lara. “Cleaning products are used in nearly every household and workplace, and they contain thousands of chemicals, many of which are toxic and have been associated with asthma, birth defects, and cancer. We trust Californians to check the labels on their food, drugs and other personal care products, and it’s time for ingredient disclosure in cleaning products.”
The Cleaning Product Right to Know will give full disclosure about what is in the products millions of families and domestic workers use every day.
Read the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB258