May 1, 2012
A Resource for Environmental Health Reporters
Track environmental health legislation in your state with NCSL's database.
Protecting homeless children from lead paint poisoning, prohibiting the sale of infant formula stored in plastic containers containing BPA (bisphenol A), and requiring disclosure of mold to prospective and current tenants are among the many proposals that state legislatures are currently considering. Since 2008, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has tracked thousands of environmental health bills that are introduced and acted upon each year in statehouses across the nation.
NCSL updates its searchable Environmental Health Legislation Database regularly. It contains summaries of each bill and when it was last acted upon by the legislature, and is available to state legislators, the media and the public. During 2012 legislative sessions, more than 1,270 environmental health bills have been introduced or carried over from last year, and so far 105 bills have been enacted in 30 states.
NCSL’s Environmental Health Legislation Database tracks bills on children’s environmental health, asthma, asbestos, aquatic health, indoor air quality, chemicals and other areas where environmental factors can influence human health.
For further information or assistance, please contact NCSL’s press room.
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.