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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

BPA Study Suggests that BPA May Trigger Insulin Resistance

A small US study of humans appears to reinforce animal results that suggest bisphenol A (BPA) may affect the body’s insulin response to glucose, paving a possible route to type II diabetes. Although epidemiological studies have suggested a correlation between BPA exposure and insulin resistance/type II diabetes, the effects have not been studied in a [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

OEHHA Proposes to List Cancer Drug Under the Formally Required to be Labeled and Identified Mechanism of Proposition 65

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it intends to list bevacizumab as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental and female endpoints) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as Proposition 65.  OEHHA notes that this action is being [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

OEHHA Proposes to List Cancer Drug Under the Formally Required to be Labeled and Identified Mechanism of Proposition 65

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it intends to list bevacizumab as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental and female endpoints) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as Proposition 65.  OEHHA notes that this action is being [...]

OEHHA Proposes to List Cancer Drug Under the Formally Required to be Labeled and Identified Mechanism of Proposition 65

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it intends to list bevacizumab as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental and female endpoints) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as Proposition 65.  OEHHA notes that this action is being [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

California Agency Proposes New Interim Restrictions on Use of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has issued proposed interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The pesticide is implicated in a number of human illnesses including neurological harm to babies’ brains. The new restrictions are meant to increase protection from potential exposure to the pesticide while the DPR determines a formalregulatory [...]

California Agency Proposes New Interim Restrictions on Use of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has issued proposed interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The pesticide is implicated in a number of human illnesses including neurological harm to babies’ brains. The new restrictions are meant to increase protection from potential exposure to the pesticide while the DPR determines a formalregulatory [...]

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 [...]

California Agency Proposes New Interim Restrictions on Use of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has issued proposed interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The pesticide is implicated in a number of human illnesses including neurological harm to babies’ brains. The new restrictions are meant to increase protection from potential exposure to the pesticide while the DPR determines a formalregulatory [...]

California Agency Proposes New Interim Restrictions on Use of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has issued proposed interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The pesticide is implicated in a number of human illnesses including neurological harm to babies’ brains. The new restrictions are meant to increase protection from potential exposure to the pesticide while the DPR determines a formalregulatory [...]

CALIFORNIA SUPREME Court De-Publishes Recent Appellate Opinion

The California Supreme Court has declined to review a decision that federal law preempts state-mandated warnings about cancer risks associated with a chemical in cereals made by Post Foods LLC, General Mills Inc., and Kellogg USA Inc. The High Court on Oct. 31 ordered the lower court’s opinion to be de-published. The de-publication of the Appellate Opinion now [...]

OEHHA Adds Two chemicals to Prop 65 list, Proposes to Add PCBTF

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in has added N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine and gentian violet to its list of carcinogens under Proposition 65 and issued its notice of intent to also add para-chlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), a solvent to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens. Companies using any of approximately 900 substances listed under Prop 65 are [...]

Amazon Sells Skin-Lightening Creams That Contain Dangerous Mercury Levels

As You Sow, a non-profit foundation has issued a notice of violation to sue Amazon.com for failing to comply with the Proposition 65 requirements that would require the company to warn  consumers about certain skin-lightening creams that  that the non-profit contends contain mercury at dangerously high levels. Proposition 65 is the California’s Safe Drinking Water [...]

Skin-Lightening Creams Sold by Amazon.com Contain Dangerous Mercury Levels, NGO Claims

As You Sow, a non-profit foundation has issued a notice of violation to sue Amazon.com for failing to comply with the Proposition 65 requirements that would require the company to warn  consumers about certain skin-lightening creams that  that the non-profit contends contain mercury at dangerously high levels. Proposition 65 is the California’s Safe Drinking Water [...]

OEHHA Adds Two chemicals to Prop 65 list, Proposes to Add PCBTF

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in has added N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine and gentian violet to its list of carcinogens under Proposition 65 and issued its notice of intent to also add para-chlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), a solvent to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens. Companies using any of approximately 900 substances listed under Prop 65 are [...]

OEHHA Adds Two chemicals to Prop 65 list, Proposes to Add PCBTF

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in has added N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine and gentian violet to its list of carcinogens under Proposition 65 and issued its notice of intent to also add para-chlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), a solvent to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens. Companies using any of approximately 900 substances listed under Prop 65 are [...]

Amazon Sells Skin-Lightening Creams That Contain Dangerous Mercury Levels

As You Sow, a non-profit foundation has issued a notice of violation to sue Amazon.com for failing to comply with the Proposition 65 requirements that would require the company to warn  consumers about certain skin-lightening creams that  that the non-profit contends contain mercury at dangerously high levels. Proposition 65 is the California’s Safe Drinking Water [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

BJ’s Wholesale Club Will not Sell Products into California

BJ’s Wholesale Club, the third-biggest U.S. warehouse club operator in terms of revenue and number of locations, has stopped selling to online customers in California. According to information gathered, the club was not sure if the products it sells meet the updated labeling requirements in Proposition 65, the state’s law on chemical exposure warning. The [...]

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, [...]

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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