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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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Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (104)/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
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 (1397)/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

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

OEHHA Lists Furfuryl Alcohol

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added furfuryl alcohol (CAS No. 98-00-0) to its list of carcinogens on September 30.  The listing took effect with the agency’s listing, however enforcement of alleged violations pertaining to failure to warn consumers about potential exposure to furfuryl alcohol will commence one year after the listing date.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Anthony J. Esposito/Number of views (1960)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Dietary Supplement Manufacturer Prevails in Prop. 65 Trial

Sometimes a simple and straightforward defense works best in litigation.  However, simplicity has been an underutilized tactic in the few Proposition 65 bench trials tried in recent years.  
Dietary supplement maker Aloe Vera of America Inc. opted to use two legal theories in its defense in a recent Prop. 65 trial held in San Francisco Superior Court.  The supplement maker based its main defense on the Proposition 65 Safe Harbor level for lead, and asserted a secondary affirmative defense that Proposition 65 is preempted by federal law.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (3337)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
DART-IC to Reconsider Chloroform Listing

DART-IC to Reconsider Chloroform Listing

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is revisiting its 2009 listing of chloroform as a Proposition 65 reproductive toxicant.

 

 

Thursday, August 18, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1756)/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 (1443)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Perchlorate Makers Dispute Science Behind OEHHA Study

An industry group representing perchlorate manufacturers is disputing the science behind a state-conducted study of the chemical that says limits for the chemical in drinking water should be substantially reduced.
Monday, April 04, 2011/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (258)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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ToxCast to Screen 1,000 Chemicals EPA Announces

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ToxCast screening program has entered a new phase, screening 1,000 chemicals for potential toxicity to people and the environment.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (248)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Majority of Swordfish Contains Mercury Above FDA Action...

A new study released on September 28, 2004, by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project has found that 17 out of a random sample of 25 packages of frozen swordfish bought in California supermarkets contained mercury at levels high enough to trigger Food and Drug Administration enforcement action.
Thursday, October 28, 2004/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (114)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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