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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has proposed to designate certain children’s foam-padded sleeping products as “Priority Products” under the Safer Consumer Product (SCP) Regulations, marking the agency’s first regulatory action to designate a priority product. DTSC also announced a 45-day comment period that will run through August 29, 2016.
This year, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”), a voter initiative that passed in California under the more imposing name of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Although Prop 65 is touted for its simplicity and fundamental “right to know” underpinnings, it continues to raise the ire of businesses both large and small, many of which are subject to Prop 65’s warning requirements. California is awash in Prop 65 warnings, whether on consumer products or in hotels, restaurants, ballparks, parking garages, office buildings, amusement parks, and pools.Governor Brown’s ambitious legislative efforts to strengthen and restore the original intent of Prop 65.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added three widely used pesticides to the State’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer, despite intense industry opposition.
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