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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

East Bay Company Charged With Smuggling Hazardous Chemicals

A California-based chemical company has been indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of that allege the company smuggled hazardous chemicals into the country and conspired to defraud the U.S. government. Federal prosecutors announced on Friday that charges are being brought against Peiwen Zhou, the 53-year-old CEO of AK Scientific, Inc., based in Union City. California. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

OEHHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed NSRL for Malathion

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)  has extended the public comment period for the agency's proposal to adopt a Proposition 65 No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) of 180 micrograms per day for malathion. 
State Senator Introduces Bill to Disclose Ingredients in... Wednesday, February 08, 20170

State Senator Introduces Bill to Disclose Ingredients in...

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

Freshman Congressman Proposes Bill that would Abolish...

A Freshman House Republican has proposed a bill that would “completely abolish” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Fresno Judge Tentatively Rules to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

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

Managing and Avoiding Product Recalls

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

OEHHA Issues Two SUDs for Products Containing DINP

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 Sue the U.S. Consumer Product...

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 Appointed Director of OEHHA

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

OEHHA Publishes Fact Sheet on BPA Reporting Requirements

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.


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