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Department of Toxic Substances Control
Safer Products and Workplaces Program
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806


Safer Consumer Products Videos


A New Vision for Safer Products

DTSC Director Deborah Raphael poses a simple question – is it necessary? – to explain California’s new vision for safer consumer products.

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Manufacturers and Chemicals

Manufacturers will ask themselves: is it necessary to make this product with this toxic chemical?

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Alternatives Analysis and De Minimis

DTSC is taking a unique science-based approach to reduce toxic chemicals and create safer products.

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Practical, Meaningful and Legally Defensible

Three guiding principles steer DTSC’s efforts to reduce toxic ingredients in consumer products.

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The Way Forward

These informal draft regulations provide a fresh start to produce final regulations within approximately one year.

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Thanks To Our Partners

Meaningful discussions with stakeholders from science, industry, consumers and the environment helped shape DTSC’s draft regulations.

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