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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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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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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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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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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 (185)/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 (1598)/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
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