Some years back, the State of California passed legislation which essentially requires all manufacturers and producers of materials (chemicals, other substances) being used in consumer products to provide specific labeling, relating to health risks associated with those ingredients.
The legislation was called "Proposition 65" (officially known as Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986).
According to the OEHHA website, "Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity."
While this is surely a positive approach toward helping to keep consumers informed, it really does not go nearly far enough, as it deals primarily with cancers and reproductive concerns, and leaves out myriad other "known health-damages" caused or exacerbated by many toxic substances...even in our foods and everyday products.
Unfortunately, we know how much of this kind of thing works. It takes years...maybe decades...to bring to light some of the damages that some things cause.
By then, the profits have been reaped, the insidious health damages slowly but surely present themselves, and the "finger-pointing and proving game" begins.
Another few decades, and some of the worst-case-scenarios might make newsworthy financial settlements, but most who are affected will simply fade away (and die), right?
And, through it all, those affected must pay for costly health care and healing measures that might not even have been necessary without the lifelong "body-burden" exposures to some of these substances.
Let's STOP THE MADNESS! Let's END THE STUPIDITY! Let's GET REAL!