If a panel convened by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has its way, California consumers will soon know a lot more about the health effects of chemicals used in everyday products. The idea behind a sweeping ‘green’ initiative is to reduce the total chemical load in the environment, from production to disposal. We talk with members of the panel about their goals.
Meg Schwarzman, research scientist at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at UC Berkeley, family physician and co-author of the 2008 report to Cal EPA on green chemistry
Michael Feuer, state assemblymember representing California's 42nd District
Maureen Gorsen, director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Bill Magavern, director of the Sierra Club of California
John Ulrich, executive director and senior consultant for the Chemical Industry Council of California