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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Why Industry Needs A CPSC Reporting App

In 2007, news reports that consumer products, particularly those used by children, were unsafe, defective, and not meeting industry voluntary standards sent shock waves throughout the consumer product global marketplace. The intense news coverage on these products galvanized parents, consumer and child advocates, and state and federal officials to examine the regulatory system for consumer product protection in the United States.
OEHHA Adds Two Chemicals Considered by DART-IC to the... Tuesday, December 08, 20150

OEHHA Adds Two Chemicals Considered by DART-IC to the...

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added two chemicals to the state’s list of reproductive and developmental toxicants.

Both listings took effect on December 4, 2015.

OEHHA Issues a SUD for DINP in Roofing Membranes Thursday, December 03, 20150

OEHHA Issues a SUD for DINP in Roofing Membranes

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a safe use determination (SUD) for the use of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in certain roofing materials and applications.
OEHHA Proposes Listing of Wood Preservative Under... Tuesday, December 01, 20150

OEHHA Proposes Listing of Wood Preservative Under...

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it intends to add pentachlorophenol (CAS No 87-86-5) and by-products of its synthesis (complex mixture) to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogens.
Listing of Seizure and Weight Loss Drug Topiramate Takes... Monday, November 30, 20150

Listing of Seizure and Weight Loss Drug Topiramate Takes...

California’s Office of Environmental Health  Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added Topiramate (CAS No. 97240-79-4) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) for purposes of Proposition 65. 
Green Chemistry Alliance Claims Alternative Analysis... Tuesday, November 24, 20150

Green Chemistry Alliance Claims Alternative Analysis...

A coalition of industry groups has expressed concerns about the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) recently released guidance document (Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide) on alternatives analysis (AA). The coalition’s comments says following the guidance document may not ensure compliance with the state's Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). 

Monday, November 09, 2015

DART-IC Prioritizes Five Potential Listings at November...

Cal/EPA’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (Dart-IC) has set priorities for the development of hazard identification materials for five chemicals and substances.
CIC Delists Diaminotoluene Isomers, Keeps Nitropyrin on... Thursday, November 05, 20150

CIC Delists Diaminotoluene Isomers, Keeps Nitropyrin on...

The state’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) has declined to list several isomers of diaminotoluene at the committee’s meeting held on November 4.
Here We Are in a Lawyer's Paradise! Wednesday, November 04, 20150

Here We Are in a Lawyer's Paradise!

When she helped write the ballot arguments in opposition to Proposition 65, Michele Corash, a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster, predicted that Proposition 65 would create a lawyer's paradise. Ten years later, as she surveyed an audience of more than 100 attorneys at the second day of the conference sponsored by Prop 65 News, she said she saw that her prediction had come true. "Here we all are," she said.
You Better Not Take Away My Bacon! Thursday, October 29, 20150

You Better Not Take Away My Bacon!

The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) announcement that processed meat products increase the risk of some types of cancer in humans, although expected, has delivered  a poison arrow into the heart of the American diet.
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