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Friday, February 22, 2008

Phthalate Resolution

I've proposed a resolution supporting a bill at the Legislature calling for a statewide phase-out of bisphenol-A and phthalates (see here for more information on these chemicals) in children's products. Yesterday, the resolution passed the Health, Energy and Environment committee, with CM Lisa Goodman vocally opposing it (though she had to leave before the vote) and CM Paul Ostrow abstaining. Committee Chair Scott Benson, who helped in drafting the resolution, has joined me as a coauthor.

This now moves to the Intergovernmental Relations committee next Tuesday, and to the full Council that Friday. I hope that my colleagues will join me in going on the record supporting the good work of our Legislative allies on protecting Minnesota kids from these known endocrine disruptors and suspected carcinogens.


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