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Study Finds Perflourinated substances in Fast Food Wrappers

Study Finds Perflourinated substances in Fast Food Wrappers

Chemicals were Present in about Half of the Study Samples

Health.com reports that the Silent Spring Institute, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and the Green Science Policy Institute have joined researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to analyze more than 400 wrappers and containers from 27 fast-food chains throughout the country. About half the wrappers tested contained flourine, a marker for fluoridated compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).
Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (539)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
EPA Formaldehyde Rule Stuck in Regulatory Freeze

EPA Formaldehyde Rule Stuck in Regulatory Freeze

Implementation of the U.S. EPA’s long-awaited rule pertaining to formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products has been delayed by the Trump administration’s “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review."

The freeze is intended to review pending regulations before they can be adopted and implemented.  The new administration is particularly concerned about recent regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, February 23, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (581)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Friday, February 10, 2017/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (74)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Managing and Avoiding Product Recalls

Product Quality Specialist Thomas Cutler discusses how manufacturers can avoid and manage consumer product recalls in this article published in Quality Digest.

Thursday, January 26, 2017/Author: Thomas Cutler/Number of views (353)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Three Environmental Groups Sue the CPSC

Three Environmental Groups Sue the CPSC

Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to finalize its proposal to ban the use of five phthalates in children’s products.

 

Thursday, January 05, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (891)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
PepsiCo Settles Soda Class Action

PepsiCo Settles Soda Class Action

Soft Drink Giant Agrees to Lower Levels of 4-MEI in...

A federal judge has tentatively approved a class-action settlement that calls for PepsiCo to monitor levels of a carcinogen detected in its soft drinks with caramel coloring.
Thursday, July 07, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (259)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Introduced in Congress

Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Introduced in Congress

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for full disclosure of ingredients in cleaning products to be listed on product labels or packaging.
Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2251)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Lumber Liquidators Prevails in Prop 65 Laminate Flooring...

Lumber Liquidators Prevails in Prop 65 Laminate Flooring...

Flooring Giant to Prepare a Final Order Consistent With...

Alameda County Superior Court Judge George C. Hernandez Jr. has tentatively dismissed a Prop. 65 enforcement action that alleges flooring giant Lumber Liquidators failed to adequately warn its customers about the potential exposure to formaldehyde from its laminate wood flooring products in violation of the statute.
Thursday, April 28, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2780)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Study Finds Glyphosate Residue in Several Common...

Study Finds Glyphosate Residue in Several Common...

A recent study conducted by a non-profit advocacy group has revealed the presence of glyphosate in a surprisingly wide variety of breakfast foods.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1688)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Gree Hammered with Maximum CPSC Civil Penalty

Humidifier manufacturer Gree will pay the maximum civil penalty of $15.45 million in a CPSC settlement accepted by commissioners by a vote of 4-1.

 

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle was the only commissioner that voted against imposing the maximum penalty. Buerkle has not supported severe penalties in recent agency enforcement actions.

Friday, March 25, 2016/Author: AJ Esposito/Number of views (158)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
AG and DA Task Force Settle Ginger Snap Cookie Litigation

AG and DA Task Force Settle Ginger Snap Cookie Litigation

Snack food giant Mondelēz International, Inc., formerly Kraft Foods has agreed to settle a Proposition 65 enforcement action brought by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and a task force of eleven California District Attorneys and the non-profit citizen enforcement group Center for Environmental Health.
Thursday, January 28, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (6302)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
ASTM Releases Alternatives Analysis Guide

ASTM Releases Alternatives Analysis Guide


The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
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Monday, January 25, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2129)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Why Industry Needs A CPSC Reporting App

In 2007, news reports that consumer products, particularly those used by children, were unsafe, defective, and not meeting industry voluntary standards sent shock waves throughout the consumer product global marketplace. The intense news coverage on these products galvanized parents, consumer and child advocates, and state and federal officials to examine the regulatory system for consumer product protection in the United States.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015/Author: Inez Tenenbaum/Number of views (1990)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Here We Are in a Lawyer's Paradise!

Here We Are in a Lawyer's Paradise!

A Prop 65 News Blast From the Past By Michele Corash Esq.

When she helped write the ballot arguments in opposition to Proposition 65, Michele Corash, a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster, predicted that Proposition 65 would create a lawyer's paradise. Ten years later, as she surveyed an audience of more than 100 attorneys at the second day of the conference sponsored by Prop 65 News, she said she saw that her prediction had come true. "Here we all are," she said.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015/Author: Michele B. Corash Esq./Number of views (2112)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
You Better Not Take Away My Bacon!

You Better Not Take Away My Bacon!

The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) announcement that processed meat products increase the risk of some types of cancer in humans, although expected, has delivered  a poison arrow into the heart of the American diet.
Thursday, October 29, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2699)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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