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Toxic Substances and Environmental Justice

Publication number Date Published
23-04-069November 2023
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description This focus sheet provides an overview of environmental justice concerns as they relate to toxic substances. We discuss what Ecology does to address environmental justice, including: 1) reducing the amount of toxic chemicals and hazardous waste used and produced by Washington industries; 2) making sure businesses follow Washington laws regarding hazardous waste; and 3) managing the cleanup of spill sites around the state. We also discuss laws and programs that promote environmental justice, such as the Toxic Free Cosmetics Act, the Safer Products for Washington program, and Product Replacement program.
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Keywords Worker Safety, Product Replacement Program, environmental justice, product replacement, personal care products, hazardous waste, toxics, toxic chemicals, hazardous site, dangerous waste, Safer Products for Washington, beauty care products, race, toxic substances, Toxics-Free Cosmetics Act, workplace hazards, people of color, Safer Products
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