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Sept. 5, 2013

The Latest on Environmental Health Legislation

NCSL Updates 2013 Legislation on Environmental Health Database

DENVER—More than 1,000 bills resulting in 193 laws related to environmental health have been introduced in state legislatures so far in 2013, according to an updated Environmental Health Database created by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

In 2013, legislators from every state introduced 1,138 bills addressing issues such as chemicals in children’s products, swimming pools and aquatic health, body arts and tattooing, drinking water and sanitation.
Updated by StateNet, the Environmental Health Database has been tracking bills since 2009. For more information, visit NCSL’s Environmental Health Project.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.