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OEHHA Considers Safe Harbor Warnings for Wood Filler Products and Rental Cars

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has two ongoing requests to issue Safe Use Determinations (SUDs) under Proposition 65. The first request was from Design Hardwood Products, Inc., the manufacturer of WOODWISE wood filler products.  The company requested a SUD that exposure to crystalline silica (respirable-sized airborne particles) which are found in four [...]

OEHHA Considers Safe Harbor Warnings for Wood Filler Products and Rental Cars

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has two ongoing requests to issue Safe Use Determinations (SUDs) under Proposition 65. The first request was from Design Hardwood Products, Inc., the manufacturer of WOODWISE wood filler products.  The company requested a SUD that exposure to crystalline silica (respirable-sized airborne particles) which are found in four [...]

OEHHA to Consider Two New SUD Requests

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has two ongoing requests to issue Safe Use Determinations (SUDs) under Proposition 65. The first request was from Design Hardwood Products, Inc., the manufacturer of WOODWISE wood filler products.  The company requested a SUD that exposure to crystalline silica (respirable-sized airborne particles) which are found in four [...]

CIC to Determine Whether Acetaminophen is Carcinogenic

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced that the state’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board will that the expert panel will consider whether acetaminophen should be added to the state’s list of Proposition 65 carcinogens. Acetaminophen was selected for this review when the CIC expert committee added the [...]

CIC to Determine Whether Acetaminophen is Carcinogenic

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced that the state’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board will that the expert panel will consider whether acetaminophen should be added to the state’s list of Proposition 65 carcinogens. Acetaminophen was selected for this review when the CIC expert committee added the [...]

California Sets Two Prop 65 MADL Levels for n-Hexane

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has approved two Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for n-Hexane under Proposition 65. The two MADLs, which will be implemented starting July 1, were 20,000 and 28,000 micrograms per day for inhalation and oral exposures respectively. Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of [...]

California Sets Two Prop 65 MADL Levels for n-Hexane

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has approved two Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for n-Hexane under Proposition 65. The two MADLs, which will be implemented starting July 1, were 20,000 and 28,000 micrograms per day for inhalation and oral exposures respectively. Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of [...]

California State Water Board to Start Testing for PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

The California State Water Boards Will Soon start testing drinking water for the presence of a number of PFAS compounds that may cause several adverse health effects. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are highly fluorinated manmade compounds that are reported to have a variety of adverse health effects. PFAS compounds are resistant to heat, water, [...]

CEH Study Claims that Lead in Candies and Purses Dropped Thanks to Prop 65 Enforcement

The Oakland based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has released a new report that the implementation of California’s Proposition 65 labeling law for toxic chemicals has resulted to a significant reduction in the amount of lead tested in certain colorful purses and candies. In 2004, hazardous levels of lead were found in almost 50% of [...]

CEH Study Claims that Lead in Candies and Purses Dropped Thanks to Prop 65 Enforcement

The Oakland based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has released a new report that the implementation of California’s Proposition 65 labeling law for toxic chemicals has resulted to a significant reduction in the amount of lead tested in certain colorful purses and candies. In 2004, hazardous levels of lead were found in almost 50% of [...]

Washington States’ legislature has passed the strongest chemical law in the Nation

Washington’s state legislature has passed a bill that would create a regulatory system to identify and impose restrictions or prohibitions on, certain chemicals of concern found in consumer products The bills’supporters say that if it becomes law, it will be the “nation’s strongest policy for regulating toxic chemicals in consumer products”. The Pollution Prevention for [...]

OEHHA to Task the DART-IC with Cannabis Toxicity Evaluation

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has engaged the state’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board to evaluate whether certain cannabis compounds, such as (marijuana), marijuana (cannabis) smoke, cannabis extracts, and Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been shown to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental toxicity endpoint). Chemicals identified as reproductive [...]

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