Department of Toxic Substances Control
Why was the Green Ribbon Science Panel Established?
In 2008, two laws were signed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger provided the foundation for advancing the California Green Chemistry Initiative. Chapter 559 and Chapter 560 were first steps in developing the information needed to protect Californians from the adverse effects of toxic chemicals, by providing information about chemicals in consumer products.
Under Health and Safety Code 25254, the law establishes the GRSP consist of experts to provide advice on scientific matters, chemical policy recommendations, and implementation strategies. The Panel may perform any of the following:
Go to the Past Meetings section on the GRSP Meetings page to see the work done so far by the Panel.