Wednesday, February 08, 2017
California State Sen. Ricardo Lara, (D-Bell Gardens), today introduced legislation to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products used by consumers and professional cleaning workers. If the bill passes, it would be the first law to require the disclosure of cleaning product ingredients to take effect in the nation.
Monday, February 06, 2017
A Freshman House Republican has proposed a bill that would “completely abolish” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
A Fresno Superior Court Judge has issued a tentative ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed by agrochemical and biotech giant Monsanto’s January 2016 lawsuit to block the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) proposed listing of Glyphosate (CAS No. 1071-83-6), the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide products.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Product Quality Specialist Thomas Cutler discusses how manufacturers can avoid and manage consumer product recalls in this article published in Quality Digest.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA has approved a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in Phifertex® fabric used in outdoor furniture products.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to finalize its proposal to ban the use of five phthalates in children’s products.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Lauren Zeise, 62, of Berkeley, has been appointed director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) at the California Environmental Protection Agency, where she has been acting director since 2015. Zeise has served in several positions since 1991, including deputy director for scientific affairs and chief and acting chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch.
Friday, December 16, 2016
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has published a Q&A addressing the new reporting requirements under its Proposition 65 BPA safe harbor regulation.
Monday, December 05, 2016
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has called for information it needs from stakeholders to aid in the selection of new priority products under its Safe Consumer Products (SCP) program.
Manufacturers of the priority products selected by the agency will be required to conduct an alternatives assessment and potentially find safer chemical alternatives under the SCP program regulations.
Friday, December 02, 2016
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is currently drafting regulations to add Chapter 51.3 to the California Code of Regulations, under Title 22, Division 4.5. This rulemaking proposes to require that any human health risk screening or risk assessment shall use the most protective of the three federal and state accepted toxicity criteria sources for each cancer and non-cancer contaminant of concern for any site in California.