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Another Chapter in the Monsanto Roundup Controversy Begins Next Month in a San Francisco Superior Court

  . Monsanto faces allegations that the company has been long aware that its Round Up glyphosate-based products cause cancer. DeWayne Johnson, 46, a former groundskeeper husband and father of three in California, who initiated the lawsuit hopes to live long enough to prevail in the action, because his doctors say he may only have …

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Carcinogen Identification Committee Lists Two New Carcinogens

 California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added gentian violet (CAS No.548-62-9)and (N-nitroso-hexamethyleneimine (CAS No. 932-83-2) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as Proposition 65. At a public meeting held in Sacramento …

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Controversy Abounds in Proposed Reproductive Toxicity Amendments

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently proposed amendments to clarify Proposition 65 reproductive toxicity sampling requirements for food products has already stirred up considerable controversy about how the amendments would impact various food products if adopted by the agency. Proposition 65 prohibits businesses from releasing chemicals “known to the State of California to cause …

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DART-IC Lists Nickel (soluble compounds) to the List of Reproductive Toxicants

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) in its official capacity as the “state’s qualified experts” determined at a public meeting held in Sacramento on October 11, 2018 that soluble nickel compounds have been clearly shown to cause reproductive toxicity based on the developmental and male reproductive endpoints. …

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Toxic Metal Cadmium Found In Jewelry Sold by Nordstrom Rack, Ross, and Other Retail Outlets

According to Independent analysis done for the Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH), the organization has found the toxic metal cadmium in many jewelry samples purchased at Papaya, Nordstrom Rack, Ross, and other national retailers. The analysis showed that some women’s shirts and dresses were sold with jewelry made of almost 100 percent cadmium.  Prolonged exposure …

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California Agency Files Motion to Reassign LA Superior Court Judge

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has filed a motion seeking to re-assign the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge presiding over the Proposition 65 Coffee litigation. Elihu M. Berle, the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who rendered the controversial ruling in March that required Coffee roasters to provide a Proposition 65 warnings with …

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OEHHA Extends Public Comment Period for Proposed Reproductive Toxicity Calculation Regulation

The comment period for a recent regulatory proposal initiated by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has been extended by the agency. According to OEHHA The proposed amendment would “clarify that where a business presents evidence for the “level in question” of a chemical listed as causing reproductive toxicity in a food product …

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DART Committee to Consider Prop 65 Listing of Nickel and Compounds

OEHHA’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) has been tasked to meet and decide whether to list nickel and its compounds under Proposition 65 or not. The metal and several of its compounds are already listed for carcinogenicity under Proposition 65. Only one compound, nickel carbonyl is listed for DART. Considering DART as an …

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OEHHA to Adopt two New MADLs for n-Hexane

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is about to finalize a Safe Harbor Level for the chemical n-hexane, adding another regulatory level to the State of California’s Proposition 65 Chemical list. N-hexane is used as a low-temperature filler in thermometers, as an extraction solvent and also as a degreasing compound. N-hexane was added to California’s …

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US Environmental Groups Call for Ban on PFAss Chemicals

A coalition of US environmental groups have told Congress that new per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) should be banned and are calling for a halt on continued use of existing ones. The latest push to eliminate and ban the controversial substances came in a meeting of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing, …

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