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News Release | CALPIRG | Public Health, Consumer Protection

California first state to ban toxic chemicals in personal care products, cosmetics

In a major victory for the movement for safer cosmetics, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, Assembly Bill 2762, into law on Wednesday. This is the nation’s first state-level ban of 24 toxic ingredients, including mercury and formaldehyde, from the beauty and personal care products Californians use every day.

Fragrances in personal care products can harm consumer health by masking the presence of toxic ingredients. More than 3,000 ingredients hide behind the term fragrance, so when looking at an ingredient list, you can't be sure what's in your product.

News Release | CALPIRG, Environment California | Public Health, Transportation

Statement: Gov. Newsom’s climate-focused executive order is a victory for the environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday morning an executive order requiring all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. With this executive order, California becomes the first state in the country to set a sales ban on gas-powered cars.

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19, Public Health

15,000 Californians have died from COVID-19: CALPIRG calls to expand testing, limit interstate travel

California surpassed 15,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday, making it the state with the fourth-highest number of deaths as the United States approaches 200,000 deaths across the country.

CALPIRG legislative victories in 2020

By | Claudia Deeg
Associate

Here’s a recap of some of the innovative new laws, supported by CALPIRG, that passed the Legislature this year:

Guest Post: California Fire Resources

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Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires across our state. We pulled together some resources we have found helpful in ensuring that we all stay as safe as possible.

Many California schools will remain closed this fall due to COVID-19. When kids finally do return to class, we need to make sure they aren’t returning to another health threat: lead-contaminated drinking water. Why not remediate the situation now, while schools stand empty of students and teachers?

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