Proposition 65

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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Trump Nominates New Head of EPA’s Chemical Safety Office

Trump Nominates Region 1 Chief to Lead EPA’s Chemical Safety Office   The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Region 1- New England was nominated to lead the agency’s national Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Alexandra Dunn has been EPA’s administrator in New England for almost a year. She is a …

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FDA Issues Statement Supporting the Exemption of Coffee from Prop. 65 Warning Requirements

The U.S FDA has issued a formal Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that supports exempting coffee from Prop. 65 warning requirements. In June, the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles issued a decision that requires certain ready-to-drink coffee products sold in California to provide compliant Prop. 65 warnings based on the presence of …

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California Legislature Passes Bill that Would Ban Most Flame Retardants in Children’s Products

. California’s legislature has passed a bill that would ban the use of most flame retardants in children’s products, mattresses, and upholstered furniture, over the objection of industry trade groups. The State Assembly voted 52-12 on August 29 to concur with Senate amendments to the measure (AB 2998). The vote sends the bill to Governor Brown’s desk, …

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Democrats Demand Hearing on TSCA Implementation

  All 10 Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment wrote to Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today renewing a request for the Chairmen to schedule a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century …

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OEHHA Issues Interpretive Guideline for Methyleugenol used in invasive pest eradication programs

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued an interpretive guideline for residential exposure to in bait stations and lures during invasive pest eradication program activities. Anticipated lifetime exposure to methyleugenol when used in either bait stations or lures by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) invasive pest eradication programs does …

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Carcinogen Identification Committee Has Released Hazard Identification Documents for two Carcinogen Candidates

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today released hazard identification documents for two chemical compounds under consideration for listing under Proposition 65. The chemicals are gentian violet and N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine. gentian violet is also known as crystal violet, an antifungal compound, and dye. N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine is a chemical intermediate used as an explosive in ejector …

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OEHHA Approves SUD for Bathware Products Containing Styrene

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has accepted a request for a Safe Use Determination for Styrene used in Fiber Care Baths, Inc. Bathware Products that are manufactured Utilizing 1st and 2nd Laminations Systems and LV-9800 Acrylated Gel-Coat. The agency has opened a public comment period for Comments on the SUD. The comment …

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California Rice

OEHHA Establishes Background Level of Inorganic Arsenic in Rice

  California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has gained approval from that state Office of Administrative Law approving amendments to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Article 5. This action adopts new Section 25501.1 to provide guidance for businesses and the public by establishing default natural background levels for inorganic arsenic in white …

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Monsanto Rocked with $289 Million Jury Verdict in Roundup Case

Jurors in a high stakes San Francisco Superior Court case unanimously found that RoundUp herbicides manufactured and sold by the Corporation formerly known as Monsanto caused 46-year-old former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson to contract a terminal form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson testified that Monsanto should not have let him use the herbicide …

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