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The California First District Court of Appeal has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. and other companies for allegedly marketing toxic pool products without a providing a Proposition 65 warning. The appellate panel held the plaintiff’s failure to prove a specific chemical was not present in the products did not justify the dismissal.
Cosmetics giant Revlon, Inc. has threatened to sue three advocacy groups, claiming their campaigns urging the company to stop using carcinogens in their products are misleading.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released supporting draft documents for its proposed updates of the drinking water Public Health Goals (PHGs) for five chemicals: chlorobenzene, trichlorofluoromethane, two pesticides and hexachlorocyclopentadiene, a pesticide intermediate.
Gov. Jerry Brown, on Saturday signed a bill reforming Proposition 65 into law. AB 227, which allows restaurants, bars and parking garages to avoid costly litigation by posting warning signs within 14 days of receiving a notice of violation will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Alleged violators taking advantage of the 14-day grace period will pay a $500 fine.
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on Sept. 26 published its initial list and its extended list of candidate chemicals for the Safer Consumer Product Regulations, which take effect this Wednesday. The publication of the lists is the first step the agency is taking to implement the new regulations.
Environmental advocacy and Proposition 65 citizen enforcement group As You Sow has succeeded in encouraging McDonald’s to phase-out the use of Styrofoam cups.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed changes to its basis for listing nine chemicals under Proposition 65, in response to revisions to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard.
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