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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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Wednesday, June 07, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (311)/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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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 (600)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1597)/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 (954)/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 (1786)/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 (1181)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Lauren Zeise Appointed Director of OEHHA

Lauren Zeise Appointed Director of OEHHA

Lauren Zeise, 62, of Berkeley, has been appointed director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) at the California Environmental Protection Agency, where she has been acting director since 2015. Zeise has served in several positions since 1991, including deputy director for scientific affairs and chief and acting chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch.  
Tuesday, December 27, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1414)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

OEHHA Publishes Fact Sheet on BPA Reporting Requirements

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has published a Q&A addressing the new reporting requirements under its Proposition 65 BPA safe harbor regulation.
Friday, December 16, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1058)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

DTSC Proposes New Risk Assessment Regulations

Agency to Host Public Workshop

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is currently drafting regulations to add Chapter 51.3 to the California Code of Regulations, under Title 22, Division 4.5. This rulemaking proposes to require that any human health risk screening or risk assessment shall use the most protective of the three federal and state accepted toxicity criteria sources for each cancer and non-cancer contaminant of concern for any site in California. 
Friday, December 02, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1393)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Files Motion to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

OEHHA Files Motion to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has filed a motion that would dismiss a declaratory relief action brought by Agrochemical and biotech giant Monsanto Corporation if granted. 

Friday, November 11, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2266)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Aloe Vera Awarded $561,000 in Trial Costs

Aloe Vera Awarded $561,000 in Trial Costs

Dietary supplement manufacturer Aloe Vera, Inc. has been awarded $561,155 by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge following its defense verdict in a Proposition 65 enforcement action. The case was brought in 2011 by the Environmental Research Center (ERC), a San Diego-based citizen enforcement group.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2182)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

OEHHA Lists Pentachlorophenol and By-products

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today addedpentachlorophenol and by-products of its synthesis (complex mixture) to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer.  
Friday, October 21, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1608)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

California Attorney General Adopts Litigation Amendments...

California’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has adopted amendments to its regulations governing private litigation brought under Proposition 65. The new regulations will affect settlement terms, civil penalties, and attorney's fees in civil actions filed by Prop. 65 citizen enforcers.
Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1220)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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