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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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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 (636)/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
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 (832)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (1030)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

A Century of Progress In Chemical Regulation with One...

Proposition 65 co-author David Roe has published an opinion piece in the New York Times instructing its readers how they can fast track the regulation of toxic chemicals California style. 
Saturday, April 25, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1319)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Will Proposition 64 Discourage Private Environmental...

Lockyer Calls the Initiative a "Weapon of Mass Destruction"

On November 2, California voters were asked whether or not to limit private enforcement of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL). They resoundingly said yes.
Tuesday, November 02, 2004/Author: Flo Dubosc/Number of views (133)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Mexican Candy Bill Killed by Democratic Assembly Caucus

Eight days after it was approved by the Senate, a bill proposing to test imported candies for lead, was killed by the Legislature on August 26, when its initial backers decided to withdraw their support during a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Assembly Caucus. Originally drafted by Assemblyman Juan Vargas before being revived by Assembly Members Marco Antonio Firebaugh, John Longville and Lou Correra,  Assembly Bill 2451 would have required the state to test candies with chili or tamarind fruit, most of which are coming from Mexico. The bill provided that sweets containing more than 0.2 parts per million of lead would be removed from store shelves.
Thursday, September 16, 2004/Author: Flo Dubosc/Number of views (292)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Lawmakers Scale Back Bill to Limit Duplicate Lawsuits

The state Senate has approved a greatly scaled-down version of a bill to limit duplicative Proposition 65 lawsuits, unanimously sending the measure to the Assembly.
Friday, May 14, 2004/Author: Dennis Pfaff/Number of views (127)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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CEH takes on the Water Hose Industry

The Center for Environmental Health has targeted makers and distributors of hoses for alleged drinking water violations of Proposition 65.

In a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court in September, CEH said hoses and their brass components leach lead into the water flowing through them. The lawsuit also said that the hoses are "physically attached to, and thereby become a part of, public and private drinking water supply and delivery systems."
Monday, December 01, 2003/Author: Dennis Pfaff/Number of views (83)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Attorney General Rips Proposed Consumer Cause Settlement

Argues the Settlement Should not be Approved

The California attorney general’s office has heavily criticized a proposed settlement between one of the few for-profit Proposition 65 enforcement groups, Consumer Cause, and defendants in a medical implant case.

Wednesday, July 09, 2003/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (254)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Kaopectate Deal Swaps One Risky Ingredient for Another

Pfizer Reformulates to Settle Proposition 65 Suits

SAN FRANCISCO - Changes in a popular anti-diarrhea medication, prompted by a court settlement with the state, could present a risk for Reye's syndrome--a rare but dangerous disease striking mostly children, according to pharmaceutical experts. 

The warning came as the state and manufacturer won approval of the settlement Thursday from San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer. The deal is intended to greatly reduce the amount of lead in over-the-counter medications such as Kaopectate.
Thursday, June 26, 2003/Author: Dennis Pfaff/Number of views (253)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Proposition 65 Reform Bill Amended, Re-Assigned

A bill pending in the Legislature to overhaul Proposition 65 has been again amended, this time to spell out how the attorney general could double the current 60-day review period for notices.
Saturday, May 24, 2003/Author: Dennis Pfaff/Number of views (226)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

SB 1572 Passes Unanimously in State Senate

The state Senate has overwhelming passed “a technical cleanup bill” to modify legislative changes recently made to Proposition 65. The bill was forwarded to the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials on May 16.
Tuesday, April 30, 2002/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (70)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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