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GAO to Review Selections Made by EPA

GAO to Review Selections Made by EPA

The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) has announced it will review the U.S. EPA’s methods for selecting committee members for the agency’s many science boards and committees amid concerns that corporate influence on the boards and science committees may compromise sound science and potentially squelch necessary scientific inquiry.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (26)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Consumer Groups Call for Elimination of Phthalates in...

Consumer Groups Call for Elimination of Phthalates in...

Consumer Groups Call for Elimination of Phthalates in Processed Cheese

Wednesday, August 09, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (110)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Buerkle to Head the CPSC

Buerkle to Head the CPSC

The Trump administration has nominated the acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Ann Marie Buerkle to permanently fill the role and to serve an additional seven-year term commencing in October 2018.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (42)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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CEH Report Claims 40% of Food Cans Still Contain BPA

CEH Report Claims 40% of Food Cans Still Contain BPA

Proposition 65 citizen enforcement group, The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has published a new report, entitled “Kicking the Can? Major retailers still selling canned food with BPA.”  The nonprofit's report discusses its’ testing of more than 250 canned foods purchased from major grocery outlets such as Albertson’s/Safeway Kroger, and a host of dollar stores in eleven states.
Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Appeals Court Denies Monsanto's Motion for Reconsideration

Appeals Court Denies Monsanto's Motion for Reconsideration

Agrochemical giant Monsanto, the maker of the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup filed a motion on June 16 in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California to reconsider the addition of glyphosate to California's Proposition 65 list of chemicals and substances known to cause cancer.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (111)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Avalanche of Medical Marijuana Notices May be Partially...

Avalanche of Medical Marijuana Notices May be Partially...

One of the strangest trends in Proposition 65 enforcement this year turns out to not be a trend at all, instead, it is the work of a single new citizen enforcer who served a total of 675 60-day notices of violation in early May, on medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the State of California.
Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (226)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
OEHHA Proposes Listing of Three Chemicals via the Labor...

OEHHA Proposes Listing of Three Chemicals via the Labor...

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it intends to list three new chemicals to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer.  
Wednesday, July 05, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (113)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Lists Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

OEHHA Lists Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer products as a chemical known to the State of California as known to cause cancer. 
Friday, June 30, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (208)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Proposition 65 Reform Bill Passes in the Assembly

Proposition 65 Reform Bill Passes in the Assembly

A California State Assemblyman’s bill to change rules governing Proposition 65 litigation has passed in the California State Assembly.
Monday, June 19, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (227)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (237)/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 (302)/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 (244)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (311)/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 (262)/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 (346)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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