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Schwarzenegger Vetoes Biomonitoring Bill
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Using a line straight from the chemical industry's playbook, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have established the nation's first state biomonitoring program last weekend. The governor said the program would only provide a snapshot of citizens' body burdens, without proper context for the chemicals found or other health factors. California biomonitoring advocates aren't expected to try again in the near term, but with the federal government continuing to fund and increase the scope of CDC's national biomonitoring program, the practice is far from off the table.