Green Products Innovation Institute Formed Establish To Product Safety For California

07/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JIM CARLTON Wall Street Journal

California's crackdown on harmful materials in consumer products is gaining a new tool: a nonprofit institute that plans to help manufacturers come up with safer alternatives.

The new Green Products Innovation Institute will help establish standards for product safety that will be used by California regulators when they begin enforcing a state law that requires manufacturers to find safer ways to make consumer products, said Maureen Gorsen, former director of the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control.

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