Policy Priorities

DTSC felt it important to identify policy priorities that would guide our selection of product categories for the Work Plan. These priorities will also inform our selection of specific product-chemical combinations during the current three-year Work Plan cycle.

Our policy objectives and priorities played an important role in guiding our selection of product categories. The categories include products that:

  • To protect children from exposures to harmful chemicals from consumer products, especially carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxicants, neurotoxicants, developmental toxicants, and endocrine disruptors.
  • To protect workers from exposures to harmful chemicals from consumer products.
  • To protect California's valuable and limited water resources and aquatic ecosystems from consumer product-derived chemical contamination.
  • To protect Californians from exposure to harmful chemicals from consumer products that may be found in the indoor environment.
  • To protect Californians from chemicals that migrate into food from food packaging.