Proposition 65

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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OEHHA Considers the Future of Prop 65 Short-Form Warnings

There could be future changes to the use of ‘short-form’ warnings as a way to comply with Prop 65 requirements. According to the delegates at the 6th Annual Regulatory Summit USA, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) may be reviewing if ‘short-form’ warnings can satisfactorily meet Proposition 65 requirements. The delegates added that …

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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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PFOA and PFOS Enforcement under Proposition 65 to begin on November 10, 2018

Beginning on November 10, 2018, Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) will be subject to enforcement under California’s Prop 65. Because both chemical compounds possess a unique ability to repel oil and water, these chemicals have been used in a plethora of surface protection products such as carpet and clothing treatments; coatings for paper, …

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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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Appellate Court Stays Penalty Phase of Starbucks Trial

  A California appeals court has stayed the Penalties Phase of the Starbucks Coffee Trial that had been set to determine penalties in the Proposition 65 case against Starbucks and nearly 75 additional coffee roasters. The defense argued that the trial should be delayed pending the outcome of a regulatory action initiated by the State’s …

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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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