Today Sen. Nelson joined Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, the Washington Toxics Coalition, doctors and citizens across the state in calling for a ban on specific dangerous chemicals that are commonly used in children's products.
"When I walk into a nursery, I don’t want to worry about the toxics that children are exposed to," Nelson said.
Her bill, SB6120, would require manufacturers of car seats, nursing pillows, changing pillows and other items that contain toxic flame retardants to find safer replacements. It would ban the use of tris chemicals, known carcinogens, in children’s products beginning in 2014.
“Toxic chemicals like chlorinated tris have no business being in our homes,” said Dr. Edward Cates, a family practitioner from Olympia.