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Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (33)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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“Toxic-Free Kids and Family Act” Set to take effect in July

“Toxic-Free Kids and Family Act” Set to take effect in July

Washington’s new law bans five toxic chemicals used in home furniture and kids’ products, including the first-ever ban on TBBPA, a chemical found in kids’ car seats. 
Thursday, June 08, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (89)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Advocacy Groups Intend to Sue Occidental Chemical for...

Advocacy Groups Intend to Sue Occidental Chemical for...

Three public health advocacy groups have filed a notice of intent to sue Occidental Chemical Corporation for the company's alleged failure to inform the U.S. EPA that it had imported nearly 900,000 lbs. of asbestos.  The notice represents the first step in a citizen enforcement action under TSCAsomething that has not happened in 27 years. 
Monday, June 05, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (16)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (523)/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 (484)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (883)/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 (804)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (985)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Lead in Cosmetics

Agency Guidance also Applies to Personal Care Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance establishing a limit for lead levels in cosmetics of 10 parts per million (ppm) of lead.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (491)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Proposition 65 Warnings at 30 – Time for a Different...

Proposition 65 Warnings at 30 – Time for a Different...

This year, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”), a voter initiative that passed in California under the more imposing name of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Although Prop 65 is touted for its simplicity and fundamental “right to know” underpinnings, it continues to raise the ire of businesses both large and small, many of which are subject to Prop 65’s warning requirements. California is awash in Prop 65 warnings, whether on consumer products or in hotels, restaurants, ballparks, parking garages, office buildings, amusement parks, and pools.Governor Brown’s ambitious legislative efforts to strengthen and restore the original intent of Prop 65.

Friday, June 24, 2016/Author: David B. Fischer - University of Maryland/Number of views (1839)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Introduced in Congress

Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Introduced in Congress

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for full disclosure of ingredients in cleaning products to be listed on product labels or packaging.
Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2459)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Federal Judge Upholds San Francisco Soda Ordinance

Federal Judge Upholds San Francisco Soda Ordinance

San Francisco’s unique law requiring display ads for sugary drinks to carry warnings of increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay will take effect in July as scheduled, a federal judge ruled on May 4, rejecting a challenge by the beverage industry to overturn the law.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016/Author: A.J. Esposito/Number of views (355)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
OEHHA Adds Styrene to the Prop 65 Chemical List Once Again.

OEHHA Adds Styrene to the Prop 65 Chemical List Once Again.

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed styrene as a Prop. 65 carcinogen for the second time.
Monday, May 02, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2428)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Lumber Liquidators Settles CARB Lititigation

Flooring giant Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that some of its laminate flooring products violated California air emission standards for formaldehyde.

Monday, April 04, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (347)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Study Finds Glyphosate Residue in Several Common...

Study Finds Glyphosate Residue in Several Common...

A recent study conducted by a non-profit advocacy group has revealed the presence of glyphosate in a surprisingly wide variety of breakfast foods.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1949)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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