Without which we would have harm
Product standards to allow competition on even playing field but stopping competition by stopping differentiation
(Danger money is real, pay more for dangerous work- less will do it)
Also there are personal standards which people wish to control:
More commonly there's a trade-off between durability and price: you can pay more for a product that will last longer. When government imposes standards it increases prices and is therefore regressive.
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http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100242450/supporters-of-the-nhs-like-to-claim-that-it-treats-us-all-the-same-way-but-does-it/ Competition driving standars
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-37339389 Measurement standards forced on people.