One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products


From Vermont to Washington, an increasing number of states are requiring companies to report their use of chemicals of concern.

When evidence started to mount a few years ago around the adverse health effects of bisphenol A, an endocrine-disrupting chemical that’s used in many plastics, the marketplace took note. Companies found themselves under pressure to stop using BPA and label products as clear of a hazard that everyone, it seemed, wanted to avoid.