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 OEHHA Files Notice of Intent to List CMNP (pyrazachlor) and Sedaxane
 July 2, 2015
 OEHHA Files Notice of Intent to List CMNP (pyrazachlor) and Sedaxane   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it intends to list the chemicals CMNP (pyrazachlor) and sedaxane as carcinogens under Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Director George Alexeef Passes Away
 July 1, 2015
 OEHHA Director George Alexeef Passes Away   George V. Alexeeff, Ph.D., who served with distinction as Director of the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment until very recently, died Monday evening after a brief illness.Read full Story...

 ACC Appeals Court Ruling Rejecting its Petition to Overturn DINP Listing
 June 23, 2015
 ACC Appeals Court Ruling Rejecting its Petition to Overturn DINP Listing  

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has appealed a Sacramento Superior Court ruling that denied its petition to reverse the Proposition 65 listing of diisonoyl phthalate (DINP) as a chemical know to the state to cause cancer.

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 OEHHA Announces its Intent to List Osteoporosis Drug Teriparatide
 June 23, 2015
 OEHHA Announces its Intent to List Osteoporosis Drug Teriparatide   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it intends to list teriparatide as a chemical or substance known to the state to cause cancer under under the "Formally Required to Be Labeled or Identified" listing mechanism of Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Lists Ethylene Glycol as a Reproductive Toxicant
 June 22, 2015
 OEHHA Lists Ethylene Glycol as a Reproductive Toxicant    California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added ethylene glycol (ingested) (CAS No. 107-21-1) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity under Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Proposes MADLs for Six Triazine Pesticides
 June 15, 2015
 OEHHA Proposes MADLs for Six Triazine Pesticides   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed new Proposition 65 Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for oral exposure to atrazine, propazine, simazine, 2,3-diamino-6-chloro-s-triazine (DACT), des-ethyl atrazine (DEA), and des-isopropyl atrazine (DIA).Read full Story...

 A Century of Progress In Chemical Regulation with One Little Initiative
 June 11, 2015
 A Century of  Progress In Chemical Regulation with One Little Initiative   Proposition 65 co-author David Roe has published an opinion piece in the New York Times instructing its readers how they can fast track the regulation of toxic chemicals California style.  Read full Story...

 Leeman Prevails In Fee Reduction Appeal
 June 3, 2015
 Leeman Prevails In Fee Reduction Appeal  

The California First Court of Appeal has struck down a Superior Court judge’s ruling to drastically reduce attorneys’ fees in a Proposition 65 settlement.

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 “Safe to Play” Challenges Albany County Toy and Product Law
 May 14, 2015
 “Safe to Play” Challenges Albany County Toy and Product Law   An industry coalition of retailer associations has filed a lawsuit to to strike down an Albany County measure that prohibits some chemicals in children’s clothing and toys, and to continue to abide by federal laws that are already in effect.Read full Story...

 DTSC Finalizes Three Year Workplan for Safer Consumer Products Regulation
 May 13, 2015
 DTSC Finalizes Three Year Workplan for Safer Consumer Products Regulation   California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released the final version of its three-year priority product work plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations.Read full Story...

 DART-IC Unanimously Votes to List BPA as a Female Reproductive Toxicant
 May 12, 2015
 DART-IC Unanimously Votes to List BPA as a Female Reproductive Toxicant   The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DART-IC) on May 8 voted unanimously to list the controversial chemical compound Bisphenol A as a female reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65.  Read full Story...

 ACC Opposes Disclosure of the “Dirty Dozen” in Prop 65 Warnings
 May 6, 2015
 ACC Opposes Disclosure of the “Dirty Dozen” in Prop 65 Warnings   The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has submitted comments urging California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to withdraw proposed changes to its Proposition 65 warning regulations. The trade association claims that new requirements to disclose the identities of a subset of 12 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list in product or facility warnings would “confuse consumers, increase costs and compliance burdens for business, and increase litigation.”Read full Story...

 CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failure to Report Product Safety Hazard
 May 4, 2015
 CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failure to Report Product Safety Hazard  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have jointly announced the filing of an enforcement action lawsuit against Michael’s Stores in federal court for civil penalties and injunctive relief for violation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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 OEHHA Revises Labor Code Regulation to Comply with OAL Standards
 April 28, 2015
 OEHHA Revises Labor Code Regulation to Comply with OAL Standards   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has revised its proposed Labor Code Regulation to meet the state Office of Administrative Law’s clarity standards.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Announces Its Intention to Add an Herb and a Root Extract to the Proposition 65 List
 April 23, 2015
 OEHHA Announces Its Intention to Add an Herb and a Root Extract to the Proposition 65 List   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced it intends to list Aloe Vera, whole leave extract and Goldenseal root powder as substances known to the state to cause cancer under Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP
 April 23, 2015
 Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP   California environmental advocacy group and Proposition 65 enforcer Global Community Monitor (GCM) has prevailed in its defense of a defamation cross-complaint brought by flooring giant Lumber Liquidators.Read full Story...

 Pepsi Medical Monitoring Class Action Dismissed with Prejudice
 April 23, 2015
 Pepsi Medical Monitoring Class Action Dismissed with Prejudice   A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed with prejudice, a medical monitoring class action lawsuit that alleged consuming Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One soda products increases the risk of bronchioloalveolar cancer.Read full Story...

 CALEPA Chief and State AGs Object to TSCA Reform Bill
 April 13, 2015
 CALEPA Chief and State AGs Object to TSCA Reform Bill   A bipartisan Senate bill to reform the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “presents an immediate threat” to California's Safer Consumer Products Regulation according to CalEPA Secretary Matthew Rodriguez.Read full Story...

 Public Comment Period for Styrene Listing Proposal Extended.
 April 8, 2015
 Public Comment Period for Styrene Listing Proposal Extended.   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period about whether styrene meets the criteria for an authoritative bodies listings under Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some California Wines
 April 7, 2015
 Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some California Wines   A class action lawsuit alleging that some inexpensive California wines contain dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 19.Read full Story...

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