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 Proposed Warning Regulation Draws Widespread Criticism
 July 21, 2014
 Proposed Warning Regulation Draws Widespread Criticism   The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) proposal to revamp Proposition 65 warnings to meet goals set last year by Gov. Jerry Brown to reform the regulation, is being widely criticized by stakeholders in public comments submitted by 53 of 60 companies, trade organizations and advocacy groups.
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 ACC Sues OEHHA to Overturn DINP Listing
 July 16, 2014
 ACC Sues OEHHA to Overturn DINP Listing   The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has filed a lawsuit challenging the state of California’s listing of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) under Proposition 65. The state’s listing of DINP as ‘known to cause cancer’ is unwarranted and defies the state of the science which demonstrates that DINP does not cause cancer in humans,” ACC said in a press release.
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 AG Takes Aim at In Lieu of Civil Penalties Payments
 July 11, 2014
 AG Takes Aim at In Lieu of Civil Penalties Payments   The California Attorney General’s office is attempting once again to discourage the use of settlement payments made in lieu of civil penalties, following its analysis of settlements entered in 2013.
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 OEHHA Abandons Proposed Listing of Metam Potasium
 July 1, 2014
 OEHHA Abandons Proposed Listing of Metam Potasium   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced it will not proceed with its proposed listing of metam potassium under Proposition 65 via the authoritative bodies mechanism as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity. 
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 OEHHA Adopts Air Exposure Levels for Benzene
 June 27, 2014
 OEHHA Adopts Air Exposure Levels for Benzene   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced it is adopting new and revised Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) for benzene.
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 Trade and Tax Associations Sue DPH to Block Chromium Drinking Water Standard
 June 27, 2014
 Trade and Tax Associations Sue DPH to Block Chromium Drinking Water Standard   A manufacturing trade group and a taxpayers association have filed a lawsuit over the state’s new drinking water standard for Proposition 65 listed carcinogen and reproductive toxicant hexavalent chromium (chromium-6).
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 Prop 65 Scam Campaign Launched by the Center for Consumer Freedom
 June 16, 2014
 Prop 65 Scam Campaign Launched by the Center for Consumer Freedom   A Washington D.C. advocacy organization has recently taken out full-page advertisements in major California newspapers which depicts Proposition 65 as a trial lawyer’s paradise. The ads shows a wild-eyed cartoon lawyer frantically chasing an ambulance labeled the “Prop 65 mobile.”
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 Kaiser Permanente to Eliminate Furniture Containing Flame Retardants
 June 13, 2014
 Kaiser Permanente to Eliminate Furniture Containing Flame Retardants   Kaiser Permanente has announced that it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants. Its new standard specifies that upholstered furniture in new or remodeled buildings should not contain added fire-retardant chemicals.
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 Minnesota Becomes to First State to Prohibit Triclosan in Consumer Products
 June 13, 2014
 Minnesota Becomes to First State to Prohibit Triclosan in Consumer Products   Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products. The Minnesota House and Senate passed the bill on May 14 amid health and environmental concerns about the chemical. The ban isn't due to take effect until Jan. 1, 2017, but one of its lead sponsors, state Sen. John Marty, predicted that the odds are good that most manufacturers will phase out triclosan before the ban takes effect.
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 OEHHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Listing of Ethylene Glycol Once Again
 June 12, 2014
 OEHHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Listing of Ethylene Glycol Once Again  

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period for its proposed listing of ethylene glycol (CAS No. 107–21–1)  a second time, extending it from June 11 to June 25.

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 DART Committee Votes to Retain Two Chemicals, Delists One
 June 12, 2014
 DART Committee Votes to Retain Two Chemicals, Delists One   California’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) has voted to retain two of three chemicals the committee reconsidered at its latest meeting to the Proposition 65 list of developmental and reproductive toxicants.
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 Proposed Listing of Nitrite in Combination with Amines or Amides Draws Opposition from Food Industry
 June 12, 2014
 Proposed Listing of Nitrite in Combination with Amines or Amides Draws Opposition from Food Industry   The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) proposed listing of Nitrite in Combination with Amines or Amides as a Proposition 65 carcinogen has been met by fierce opposition by food processors that argue the proposal misinterprets the findings of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in a monograph published by the agency in 2010.
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 Appetizer Plates Recalled for Unappetizing Levels of Lead and Cadmium
 June 4, 2014
 Appetizer Plates Recalled for Unappetizing Levels of Lead and Cadmium   Princess House, Inc., a nationwide direct sales distributor of tableware and household goods, announced last month that as a result of internal compliance and independent product testing, it has very recently become aware that a small quantity of its Marissa Tangerine Appetizer Plates, when put into certain food service use, may allow cadmium and lead in the decorative plate decal to escape at levels exceeding U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or California Proposition 65 Safe Harbor levels.
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 Proposition 65 Liability Insurance Returns
 May 27, 2014
 Proposition 65 Liability Insurance Returns   A unique liability insurance policy developed by experts in the dietary supplement and herbal industries was recently announced at the Nutrition Business Journal Summit Conference held in Dana Point, CA.
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 Vermont Passes Bill Authorizing Chemicals of Concern in Children’s Products
 May 23, 2014
 Vermont Passes Bill Authorizing Chemicals of Concern in Children’s Products  

The Vermont Senate has passed a bill enabling the Vermont Department of Health to regulate 66 chemicals found in children’s products.  Senate Bill 239 as amended, designates 66 ‘Chemicals of High Concern’ including phthalates, bisphenol A, and heavy metals.

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