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CA Senators blast product labeling measure

California's two U.S. senators are blasting a House measure they say would gut Prop 65, the state law that requires companies to list harmful chemicals in their products. They've joined a chorus of critics who say the bill would be harmful to consumers. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

The measure is called the National Uniformity for Food Act. Supporters say it would set one nationwide standard for product labeling.

But critics say it would allow food manufacturers and other companies to avoid the strict disclosure requirements of California's Prop 65.

Laura Cushing is with the non-profit Center for Environmental Health. She says the bill is not consumer friendly.

Well I think the real beneficiaries would be large industries that pollute the environment and pollute consumer products.

The measure passed the House, over the objections of 39 state attorneys general. California Senators Feinstein and Boxer say they won't allow the bill to become law. Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.

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