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Morning keynote: Ed Markey

We are delighted to announce that Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming has agreed to be our morning keynote. Only two more days left to register under the early bird special.

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  1. TPSMichael on September 8th, 2007

    Excellent job at attacking the problem on the political front! I’m suggesting that one also looks at the economical purging of the large manufacturers that are producing the toxic household cleaners and yet are not mandated by law to put the contents on the label.
    Not really. The legal system is set up to protect the money interests of the big corporations, not the health interest’s of people.
    FDA’s Federal Code of Regulations, Section 1910.1200 c, Title 29, Exemption 3 states that “hazardous chemical” exempts the following substances: “Any substance to the extent it is used for personal, family or household purpose, or is present in the same form and concentration as a product packaged for distribution and use by the public.”
    Simply stated, anyone can develop and market a product containing any chemical they want to put in it, and they are subject to no restrictions if it is intended for use in the home.
    Section 1500.82a states: “Any person who believes a particular hazardous substance intended or packaged in a form suitable for use in the household or by children should be exempt from full label compliance otherwise applicable under the act, because of the size of the package or because of the minor hazard presented by the substance, or for other good and sufficient reason, may submit to the Commission a request for exemption under section 3c of the act presenting facts in support of the view that full compliance is impracticable or is not necessary for the protection of public health.”
    This means that if a manufacturer does not wish to have an accurate list of ingredients on the container of a product, he may complete form 3c and be exempt from full compliance.

  2. PR Squared on September 10th, 2007

    What Kind Of Green?…

    Today, PRWeek is hosting the “Target Green” Conference in San Francisco (supported by a blog written by PRWeek’s prolific Keith O’Brien).  I hear it’s booked solid.  That’s cool.  Honestly, we oug…

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