California regulators continue to market and devise their green-chemistry program in ways that defy sound science, writes Henry I. Miller, a former official with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. "Perhaps most difficult to watch has been the [state Department of Toxic Substances Control's] attempts to explain its decision to [forgo] any kind of scientific process by which it will establish risk categories for chemicals and products," he writes, warning of the long-term effects on companies and consumers.

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