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Assemblywoman Lori D. Wilson's Bill to Protect Californians from Harmful Chemicals in Medical Supplies

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Lori D. Wilson’s bill AB 2300 passed the Assembly floor with a bipartisan vote of 58 to 1. AB 2300 aims to safeguard Californians from the dangers posed by Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in intravenous (IV) bags and tubing.

Assemblywoman Wilson emphasized the urgency of AB 2300, stating, "Having personally faced the challenges of battling cancer, I recognize the vital importance of guaranteeing our medical supplies are safe and free from harmful chemicals such as DEHP. Every Californian deserves medical care that prioritizes their health and well-being."

“No one knows how many women with breast cancer are getting sicker or dying because their IV transfusions are exposing them to the toxic effects of DEHP. This has to stop,” said Janet Nudelman, Sr. Director of Program and Policy at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. “Thank you, Assemblywoman Wilson, for authoring this long overdue, much-needed, common sense legislation.”

Assemblywoman Wilson concluded, "Passing AB 2300 will be a major step toward safeguarding the health and well-being of Californians by ensuring our medical supplies meet the highest safety standards." The bill now heads to the California State Senate.