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 TSCA Reform Efforts Fail Once Again
 September 29, 2014
 TSCA Reform Efforts Fail Once Again   The prospect of reforming the 1970s-era Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) before the end of the 113th Congress have vanished, according to Senate staffers involved in the negotiations. Read full Story...

 Sacramento Judge Rejects Challenge to New Flammability Standard
 September 26, 2014
 Sacramento Judge Rejects Challenge to New Flammability Standard   A Sacramento Superior Court judge has rejected a legal challenge by a major flame retardant manufacturer to overturn California’s new flammability standard, dismissing the lawsuit in its entirety yesterday. Read full Story...

 Prop 65 Lawsuit Alleges Wheat Bread Exposes Consumers to Urethane
 September 23, 2014
 Prop 65 Lawsuit Alleges Wheat Bread Exposes Consumers to Urethane  

Supermarket giant Kroger has been sued for allegedly selling wheat bread containing high levels of a Proposition 65 carcinogen without a warning on the packaging, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on August 22.

 

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 DTSC Release Draft Three Year Work Plan for Safer Consumer Product Regulations
 September 23, 2014
 DTSC Release Draft Three Year Work Plan for Safer Consumer Product Regulations   The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released its draft Priority Product Work Plan for the California Safer Consumer Product (SCP) regulations, which identifies the next group of product categories to fall under the regulations.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Announces Seven New Regulatory Proposals
 September 19, 2014
 OEHHA Announces Seven New Regulatory Proposals   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has announced that it is “soliciting input and information on possible regulatory actions and the priority level for each potential action” for seven potential regulatory projects it plans to undertake. Read full Story...

 Flame Retardant Bill Passes in California Assembly and Senate
 September 12, 2014
 Flame Retardant Bill Passes in California Assembly and Senate   A bill that will enable consumers to determine whether upholstered furniture for sale in California contains flame-retardant chemicals may be enacted later this month if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill which passed in both chamber of the state legislature. Read full Story...

 CEH Settles AVGAS Litigation
 September 11, 2014
 CEH Settles AVGAS Litigation    A settlement has been reached in the longstanding litigation between a Proposition 65 citizen enforcement group and the small aircraft industry, over lead content in aviation fuel used by small aircraft. Read full Story...

 OEHHA Revises Proposition 65 Summary
 September 8, 2014
 OEHHA Revises Proposition 65 Summary   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) has released a draft revision to its Proposition 65 Summary to reflect changes made to the statute following the enactment of legislation providing relief for certain violations by small business that fail to post warning signs.   According to the agency, the amended summary would align the summary with the current Proposition 65 statute. Read full Story...

 FDA Releases Data on Dietary Exposure to 4-MEI
 September 5, 2014
 FDA Releases Data on Dietary Exposure to 4-MEI   Researchers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  presented dietary exposure assessments for 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting held August 10-14, 2014, in San Francisco. Read full Story...

 CIC to Consider Two Potential Chemical Groups
 September 3, 2014
 CIC to Consider Two Potential Chemical Groups   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced that the next meeting of its Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) has been scheduled for Nov. 19. Read full Story...

 Congressional Democrats Call on FDA to Adopt Recommendations of CHAP Report
 August 29, 2014
 Congressional Democrats Call on FDA to Adopt Recommendations of CHAP Report   Three members of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to limit the use of phthalates based on a recent report published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Read full Story...

 Study Links Phthalate Exposure to Endocrine Disruption
 August 29, 2014
 Study Links Phthalate Exposure to Endocrine Disruption   Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health have published the results of a study that examines “relationships between urinary concentrations of 13 phthalate metabolites and urinary testosterone levels in men, women, and children when adjusting for important co-founders and stratifying by sex and age.” Read full Story...

 NAS Review Confirms Formaldehyde is a Known Human Carcinogen
 August 26, 2014
 NAS Review Confirms Formaldehyde is a Known Human Carcinogen   The National Academy of Sciences has issued its Review of the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens which confirms formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. Read full Story...

 ExxonMobil Calls for CPSC to Reverse Ban on DINP
 August 26, 2014
 ExxonMobil Calls for CPSC to Reverse Ban on DINP   ExxonMobil Chemical is calling for the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to rescind a temporary ban on the use of a certain phthalate in children’s toys and child care products, arguing an advisory report by the agency’s scientific expert panel that suggests the ban be made permanent is significantly flawed.  Read full Story...

 Grocery Distributor Settles Prop 65 Rice Litigation
 August 21, 2014
 Grocery Distributor Settles Prop 65 Rice Litigation  

The first settlement in a group of Proposition 65 enforcement actions that allege rice products expose consumers to arsenic, cadmium or lead was signed by a grocery distributor on August 11. 

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