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 Prop 65 Warning Regulation Proposal to be Significantly Changed, Toxics Chief Announces
 October 24, 2014
 Prop 65 Warning Regulation Proposal to be Significantly Changed, Toxics Chief Announces   The director of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently announced that the agency plans to soon release a new draft of its proposed regulation to that will make significant changes to its initial pre-regulatory proposal introduced in March.

 Surprise! Some Condom Brands May Soon Carry Prop 65 Warnings
 October 22, 2014
 Surprise!  Some Condom Brands May Soon Carry Prop 65 Warnings   Proposition 65 warnings may soon be carried on an unlikely personal care product according to recent pre-suit notice filed by the Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) on October 6.

 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit Comes to San Francisco Oct. 22-24
 October 16, 2014
 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit Comes to San Francisco Oct. 22-24   The fifth Safer Consumer Products Summit will convene in San Francisco on October 22-24 to discuss green chemistry, innovation and sustainability initiatives among academia, brand owners, chemical manufacturers, OEMs and retailers, and will provide lessons learned from market pioneers on getting ahead of the regulatory curve via product and brand innovation.

 Get Ready Now for the Upcoming Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for DINP and Other Chemicals
 October 14, 2014
 Get Ready Now for the Upcoming Proposition 65 Warning  Requirements for DINP and Other Chemicals   With the 2014 holiday season fast approaching, businesses should not lose sight of what the Proposition 65 “bounty hunter” plaintiffs’ lawyers are eagerly awaiting. And that’s the opportunity to send out 60-Day Notice letters to companies that fail to provide Proposition 65 warnings for products containing diisononyl phthalate (DINP) that are manufactured, sold, and distributed in California. 

 CEH Files Notices on Chemical Skin Peel Products
 October 14, 2014
 CEH Files Notices on Chemical Skin Peel Products    The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has initiated a Proposition 65 legal action against Walgreens and four other companies for sales of skin peel products that contain the Proposition 65 carcinogen trichloroacetic acid (TCA)(CAS No. 76-03-9).

 NTP Releases the 13th RoC
 October 7, 2014
 NTP Releases the 13th RoC   Four chemicals have been added in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens, a biennial report that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are cancer hazards for people in the United States. The updated report includes 243 listings.

 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.

 

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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. 

 New Legislation Proposes Elimination of Persistent Toxic Chemicals
 August 13, 2014
 New Legislation Proposes Elimination of Persistent Toxic Chemicals   Legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to phase out the use of persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic chemicals (PBT) was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on July 24.

 DTSC Postpones 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan Workshops
 August 12, 2014
 DTSC Postpones 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan Workshops    California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced that it is postponing two workshops scheduled in August where it planned to discuss its 2015-2017 Priority Work Plan.  According to the agency’s announcement, the workshops will be rescheduled for as yet undetermined dates in September.

 Wozniak Sues Wal-Mart for Tainted Cooking Utensils
 July 24, 2014
 Wozniak Sues Wal-Mart for Tainted Cooking Utensils  

Proposition 65 citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak has filed a lawsuit that alleges Wal-Mart Stores and Tailor Made, Inc. have been selling nylon cooking utensils containing a hazardous industrial chemical without providing a clear and reasonable warning that use of the products may cause consumers to be exposed to a known carcinogen.

 Laminate Flooring Exposes Consumers to “Alarming” Levels of Formaldehyde, Complaint Alleges
 July 23, 2014
 Laminate Flooring Exposes Consumers to “Alarming” Levels of Formaldehyde, Complaint Alleges    A major discount flooring retailer has been named in a Proposition 65 enforcement action that alleges Chinese-made flooring sold by the chain emits formaldehyde at levels far above the level requiring cancer warnings under California law, according to a lawsuit filed today in Alameda County Superior Court by Global Community Monitor.

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