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Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Barely Passes in...

Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Barely Passes in...

The California state Senate has passed a bill that would require disclosure of ingredients used consumer and professional cleaning products. 

The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (SB 258) would require cleaning products to include a label listing ingredients and 'contaminants of concern' along with pictograms communicating potential health concerns about the product ingredients. Manufacturers would also have to provide additional information on a website. 


Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (52)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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State Assembly Votes to Approve Legislation to Regulate...

State Assembly Votes to Approve Legislation to Regulate...

In the waning hours before a key legislative deadline, the California Assembly passed a bill requiring the evaluation of short-chain PFASs in food contact materials (FCMs).

Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (85)/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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Wednesday, June 07, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (138)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA to Hold Public Hearing on Glyphosate Risk Level

OEHHA to Hold Public Hearing on Glyphosate Risk Level

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 in Sacramento to hear comments on the state's proposal to set a No Significant Risk level for exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup.
Monday, June 05, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (109)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Establishes NSRL for Styrene

OEHHA Establishes NSRL for Styrene

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized a Proposition 65 No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for styrene of 27micrograms per day (µg/day).
Friday, June 02, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (159)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Proposes Amendments to Notice of Violation Regulations

OEHHA Proposes Amendments to Notice of Violation Regulations

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing regulatory amendments that will clarify the content required in 60-Day Notices of violation served on alleged violators of Proposition 65.
Thursday, May 25, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (36)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Proposes the Listing of a Brominated Flame Retardant

OEHHA Proposes the Listing of a Brominated Flame Retardant

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced that it intends to list pentabromodiphenyl ether mixture [DE-71 (technical grade)] as known to the State to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.  The agency is proposing this action under the statute's authoritative bodies listing mechanism.


Friday, May 05, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (74)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AG Determines Private Settlement is Void

AG Determines Private Settlement is Void

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has taken action against two San Diego law firms that entered into a private settlement agreement prior to the completion of Proposition 65's 60-day notice period.  Deputy Attorney General Harrison Pollack strongly objected that the settlement did not include any type of injunctive relief to correct the alleged violations.
Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (46)/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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USDA Abandons Plan to Test for Glyphosate Residue in Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly abandoned its' plan to start testing food for glyphosate residue. The chemical is the active ingredient in Roundup herbicides--the world's most widely used weed killer. 
Friday, April 07, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (34)/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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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 (635)/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 (526)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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 (1444)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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