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 OEHHA Reschedules Hearing on Carpet Tile SUD
 January 27, 2015
 OEHHA Reschedules Hearing on Carpet Tile SUD   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has rescheduled a public hearing on a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for the use of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in Tandus Centiva ER3® modular vinyl carpet tile.Read full Story...

 OEHHA to Host Public Meeting on DINP NSRL
 January 27, 2015
 OEHHA to Host Public Meeting on DINP NSRL   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period for the agency’s proposed No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) from Feb. 17 to March 11.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Introduces Draft Proposition 65 Warning Regulation
 January 13, 2015
 OEHHA Introduces Draft Proposition 65 Warning Regulation   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) yesterday issued its proposed regulation to update existing regulations that govern clear and reasonable warnings under Proposition 65. Read full Story...

 OEHHA to Unveil its Prop. 65 Warning Regulation Today
 January 12, 2015
 OEHHA to Unveil its Prop. 65 Warning Regulation Today   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) expects to formally propose its’ new Prop. 65 warning regulation later today.Read full Story...

 First Proposition 65 Marijuana Smoke Notices Served by New Citizen Enforcer
 December 24, 2014
 First Proposition 65 Marijuana Smoke Notices Served by New Citizen Enforcer   An enterprising new Proposition 65 citizen enforcer has served five 60-day notices on medical marijuana dispensaries alleging the dispensaries have failed to provide Proposition 65 warnings that marijuana smoke is known to the State of California to cause cancer.Read full Story...

 Sacramento Judge Rejects ACC’s Bid to Overturn BPA Listing
 December 23, 2014
 Sacramento Judge Rejects ACC’s Bid to Overturn BPA Listing   A Sacramento Superior Court Judge has rejected claims made in a lawsuit brought by a chemical trade association to reverse the listing of Bisphenol A (BPA) as a Proposition 65 reproductive toxicant.Read full Story...

 CPSC Proposes Phthalate Restriction for Childrens Products
 December 4, 2014
 CPSC Proposes Phthalate Restriction for Childrens Products  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has drafted a proposed rule that would prohibit children’s toys and childcare articles sold in the United States from containing certain phthalates according to a report released by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The CPSC will hold a briefing on December 5 and vote on the proposal on Dec. 17. Read full Story...

 Industry Coalition Calls for More Significant Changes to OEHHA’s Warning Regulation Discussion Draft
 December 2, 2014
 Industry Coalition Calls for More Significant Changes to OEHHA’s Warning Regulation Discussion Draft   The California Chamber of Commerce has provided comments on behalf of a coalition of approximately 140 businesses in response to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) recent informal discussion draft.  The Chamber had offered a lengthy to the previous draft, causing OEHHA to make several major changes to the proposal before circulating the document to stakeholders in late September.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Intends to List Drug Used to Treat MS as a Prop 65 Carcinogen
 November 26, 2014
 OEHHA Intends to List Drug Used to Treat MS as a Prop 65 Carcinogen   Mitoxantrone hydrochloride has been identified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require specific labeling communicating the risk of cancer.  FDA developed labeling language for mitoxantrone hydrochloride in 2012.Read full Story...

 CIC Lists Compounds From Two Chemical Families
 November 20, 2014
 CIC Lists Compounds From Two Chemical Families   The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) yesterday listed the two groups of chemical compounds the panel considered in its meeting at CalEPA Headquarters.Read full Story...

 Retailer Petitions for Reconsideration of 1990 Prop 65 Chemical Listing
 November 11, 2014
 Retailer Petitions for Reconsideration of 1990 Prop 65 Chemical Listing  

A major discount retail chain has petitioned California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to reconsider its 1990 listing of a chemical by Proposition 65’s authoritative bodies listing mechanism.

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 AHPA Warning Proposal Gains Interest of Regulators
 November 11, 2014
 AHPA Warning Proposal Gains Interest of Regulators   A proposal for more friendly and informative Proposition 65 Warnings that is being circulated by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has garnered the interest of state regulators.Read full Story...

 Texas Congressman Questions Methodology of CPSC’s CHAP Report
 November 10, 2014
 Texas Congressman Questions Methodology of CPSC’s CHAP Report   Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) is questioning the Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Elliot Kaye about the process used in the agency’s decision to permanently ban the use of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) in children’s toys and products.Read full Story...

 Federal Court Denies Dismissal of Tainted Licorice Case
 November 10, 2014
 Federal Court Denies Dismissal of Tainted Licorice Case   A California federal court judge has denied a motion to dismiss a $2 million lawsuit over a shipment of molasses allegedly tainted with lead, ruling the licorice maker had shown sufficient evidence that the supplier's 45-day notice provision in its sales contract was unreasonable.Read full Story...

 DINP Causes Male Genital Abnormalities, Study Reports
 November 5, 2014
 DINP Causes Male Genital Abnormalities, Study Reports   Male fetuses exposed to high levels of a chemical from the phthalate family commonly used in consumer products may be born with slightly altered genital development, according to a study published online last week.Read full Story...

 Gov. Brown Appoints Barbara Lee as New DTSC Director
 November 4, 2014
 Gov. Brown Appoints Barbara Lee as New DTSC Director   Gov. Edmund G. Brown has appointed Barbara Lee as Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Lee served as air pollution control officer for the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District since 1996, where she was supervising air quality engineer from 1994 to 1996.Read full Story...

 Prop 65 Warning Labels Recommended by Toy Industry Association
 October 30, 2014
 Prop 65 Warning Labels Recommended by Toy Industry Association    The Toy Industry Association is recommending that its members include warning labels on products containing diisononyl phthalate (DINP).  The trade group notes that no “safe harbor” level for DINP has been established by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) since the chemical was listed.  Read full Story...

 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. Read full Story...

 Coffee on Trial -- Starbucks Trial Underway in Los Angeles
 October 23, 2014
 Coffee on Trial -- Starbucks Trial Underway in Los Angeles   Coffee roasters Starbucks Corp., Seattle Coffee Co., 7-11, Inc. and dozens of others roasters and retailers are denying allegations that coffee poses a cancer risk to coffee drinkers in a Proposition 65 bench trial underway in Los Angeles Superior Court.  Read full Story...

 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. Read full Story...

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