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Jun

2016

Proposition 65 Warnings at 30 – Time for a Different Approach

This year, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”), a voter initiative that passed in California under the more imposing name of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Although Prop 65 is touted for its simplicity and fundamental “right to know” underpinnings, it continues to raise the ire of businesses both large and small, many of which are subject to Prop 65’s warning requirements. California is awash in Prop 65 warnings, whether on consumer products or in hotels, restaurants, ballparks, parking garages, office buildings, amusement parks, and pools.Governor Brown’s ambitious legislative efforts to strengthen and restore the original intent of Prop 65.

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Jun

2016

OEHHA Intends to List a Common Water Disinfectant

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it intends to list bromodichloroacetic (CAS No. 71133-14-7) acid as a carcinogen under Proposition 65.
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Jun

2016

OEHHA Lists Three Widely Used Pesticides Despite Heavy Opposition

Author: Jack Schatz

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added three widely used pesticides to the State’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer, despite intense industry opposition.

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May

2016

Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Introduced in Congress

Author: Jack Schatz
A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for full disclosure of ingredients in cleaning products to be listed on product labels or packaging.
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May

2016

OEHHA Adds Styrene to the Prop 65 Chemical List Once Again.

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed styrene as a Prop. 65 carcinogen for the second time.
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Apr

2016

Lumber Liquidators Prevails in Prop 65 Laminate Flooring Trial

Flooring Giant to Prepare a Final Order Consistent With the Tentative Ruling

Author: Jack Schatz
Alameda County Superior Court Judge George C. Hernandez Jr. has tentatively dismissed a Prop. 65 enforcement action that alleges flooring giant Lumber Liquidators failed to adequately warn its customers about the potential exposure to formaldehyde from its laminate wood flooring products in violation of the statute.
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Apr

2016

Wave of Prop 65 Warnings and BPA Lawsuits Will Create Challenges

But May Finally Spur Prop 65 Reform

Proposition 65, California’s tough, one-of-a-kind, consumer awareness statute, has been a thorn in the side of countless businesses since its passage by voters in 1986, but the State’s listing of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) and related regulatory proposals may be the final straws for industry and consumer advocates alike. 
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Apr

2016

OEHHA Launches Prop 65 Warning Website

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has made good on its promise to launch its Proposition 65 warning website soon after the regulation to implement its “Lead Agency Website” took effect on April 1.
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Mar

2016

Lead Agency Website Regulation to Take Effect Sans the Website

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will not launch its new Proposition 65 warning website before the “Lead Agency Website” regulation takes effect on April 1.
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Mar

2016

OEHHA Amends Prop 65 Warning Reform Proposal

Revisions to warning language and supplemental text proposed by OEHHA

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued proposed amendments to a number of provisions in its most recent proposed Proposition 65 Warning Regulation.
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