The State of California established a Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products. While the program has established a list of candidate chemicals to avoid, the regulations do not preemptively ban the use of any of the chemicals but instead set up a process for assessment of the availability and safety of alternatives, based around two questions to manufacturers: 1) Is this chemical necessary? 2) Is there a safer alternative?
The program now has three lists:
Link to regulations: http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=CCR-1000&Action=Welcome Title 22, sections 69501-69511