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Life Science Risk Introduces Proposition 65 Insurance...

Life Science Risk Introduces Proposition 65 Insurance...

LifeScienceRisk (LSR)  a Chicago-based insurance company today announced that is introducing a proprietary Proposition 65 coverage for the Dietary Supplement industry. LSR is the first to deliver this specialty insurance product, offering tailored coverage by a separate insurance policy that can be bundled with LSR's Core Liability coverages.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (344)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA to List Glyphosate

OEHHA to List Glyphosate

Agency will Move Forward After Court of Appeal Decides...

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it will list glyphosate (CAS No. 1071-83-6) as a Proposition 65 carcinogen. The agency said the effective date of the listing will be determined following a decision from the Court of Appeal regarding a request for a stay in the pending case Monsanto v. OEHHA
Thursday, March 30, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (332)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Assemblyman Introduces New Prop 65 Reform Bill

Assemblyman Introduces New Prop 65 Reform Bill

Bill Would Disclose Factual Basis of Prop 65 Suits

A Los Angeles area Assembly member has introduced legislation that if passed may help to level the playing field for companies that receive Proposition 65 notices of violation.
Saturday, March 25, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (474)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Bill to Warn Consumers About Sugary Drinks Introduced

Bill to Warn Consumers About Sugary Drinks Introduced

A California State Senator has introduced a bill that would call for health warning labels on all "sugary beverages" sold in the state. SB 300, which would require manufacturers to post health warning labels on all sugar-sweetened beverages with more than 75 calories per 12-ounce serving.
Saturday, March 25, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (371)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Monsanto Challenge to Glyphosate Listing Dismissed

Monsanto Challenge to Glyphosate Listing Dismissed

Fresno Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan has finalized her tentative ruling against Monsanto, which allows California’s Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to proceed with its proposed listing glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company’s Roundup brand of herbicides, as a chemical "known to the state of California to cause cancer" under Proposition 65.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1035)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Ferriero Settles First BPA Enforcement Actions

Ferriero Settles First BPA Enforcement Actions

Anthony Ferreiro, a prolific Proposition 65 citizen enforcer is the first to settle an enforcement action that alleges exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA).
Saturday, March 18, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (656)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Study Finds Perflourinated substances in Fast Food Wrappers

Study Finds Perflourinated substances in Fast Food Wrappers

Chemicals were Present in about Half of the Study Samples

Health.com reports that the Silent Spring Institute, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and the Green Science Policy Institute have joined researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to analyze more than 400 wrappers and containers from 27 fast-food chains throughout the country. About half the wrappers tested contained flourine, a marker for fluoridated compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).
Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (968)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Health Advocates Petition FDA to Ban Lead in Hair Dyes

Health Advocates Petition FDA to Ban Lead in Hair Dyes

Coalition of groups call for FDA to Revoke its Approval...

A coalition of public health advocates announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider revoking its approval of lead acetate in hair dyes—a move that relates to an early Proposition 65 enforcement action brought against the makers of Grecian Formula. 
Monday, March 06, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (411)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
EPA Formaldehyde Rule Stuck in Regulatory Freeze

EPA Formaldehyde Rule Stuck in Regulatory Freeze

Implementation of the U.S. EPA’s long-awaited rule pertaining to formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products has been delayed by the Trump administration’s “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review."

The freeze is intended to review pending regulations before they can be adopted and implemented.  The new administration is particularly concerned about recent regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, February 23, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (741)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
East Bay Company Charged With Smuggling Hazardous Chemicals

East Bay Company Charged With Smuggling Hazardous Chemicals

A California-based chemical company has been indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of that allege the company smuggled hazardous chemicals into the country and conspired to defraud the U.S. government. Federal prosecutors announced on Friday that charges are being brought against Peiwen Zhou, the 53-year-old CEO of AK Scientific, Inc., based in Union City. California. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (681)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Friday, February 10, 2017/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (153)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New Bill Would Disclose Cleaning Product Ingredients

New Bill Would Disclose Cleaning Product Ingredients

California State Sen. Ricardo Lara, (D-Bell Gardens), today introduced legislation to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products used by consumers and professional cleaning workers. If the bill passes, it would be the first law to require the disclosure of cleaning product ingredients to take effect in the nation.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (885)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Freshman Congressman Proposes Bill to Abolish the EPA

Freshman Congressman Proposes Bill to Abolish the EPA

A Freshman House Republican has proposed a bill that would “completely abolish” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) recently wrote to other legislators asking for co-sponsors on the bill, that if passed would shutter the EPA by the end of this year.


Monday, February 06, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (851)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Fresno Judge Tentatively Rules to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

Fresno Judge Tentatively Rules to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

A Fresno Superior Court Judge has issued a tentative ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed by agrochemical and biotech giant Monsanto’s January 2016 lawsuit to block the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) proposed listing of Glyphosate (CAS No. 1071-83-6), the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide products.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1407)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

OEHHA Issues Two SUDs for Products Containing DINP

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA has approved a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in Phifertex® fabric used in outdoor furniture products. 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (931)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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