The California Attorney General's Office has won a $1.6 million default judgment against a company that it accused of selling jewelry containing excessive amounts of lead and cadmium.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has listed spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (SPF Systems) as a "Priority Product" pursuant to the department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program; effective as of July 1.
Fifteen organizations—including environmental groups, unions, public health groups, and local advocates—have joined together to file an opening brief with the Ninth Circuit challenging U.S. EPA's major "framework rules" implementing the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a change to its Proposition 65 warning regulations for certain pesticides to address a conflict in labeling requirements between Prop. 65 and state and federal pesticide laws.
A state appellate court has upheld the state's listing of the herbicide glyphosate under Proposition 65, rejecting arguments by Monsanto Co. that it violated the California and U.S. Constitution.
Six Proposition 65 60-day intent-to-sue notices have recently been filed targeting consumer products containing the recently listed substance Furfuryl Alcohol (FFA).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized a safe harbor level for glyphosate under Proposition 65, although a federal district court has temporarily blocked enforcement of the Prop. 65 requirement to warn the public about glyphosate.
The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has asked its Science Advisory Board's Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) to consider listing gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine under Proposition 65.
The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has withdrawn a petition it had filed with the Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) requesting it revise the safe harbor levels for lead exposures under Proposition 65.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge has approved a settlement of a lawsuit alleging that manufacturers of certain chocolate products failed to provide Proposition 65 warnings that the products contained levels of cadmium and lead above safe harbor levels for those elements.
In February the Department of Toxic Substances Control released a draft of what would be its second Priority Product Work Plan laying out product categories that it will study for possible identification as "priority products" under the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
A trial judge in Los Angeles has issued a tentative opinion that, if finalized, is likely to require sellers of brewed coffee to place Proposition 65 warnings of the presence of acrylamide in their products.
The following are recently introduced or amended bills on safer consumer products issues introduced during the 2017-2018 legislative cycle.
The following is a Senate Concurrent Resolution about Prop. 65 introduced during the 2017-2018 legislative cycle.
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) or anyone else from enforcing Proposition 65's warning requirement for the recently listed pesticide ingredient glyphosate.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed creating safe harbor warning language under Proposition 65 tailored for exposures to listed chemicals in residential rental units.
On February 8, U.S. EPA issued a proposed rule establishing fees to be paid by chemical manufacturers or importers for actions covered by the recently amended Toxic Substances Control Act. This "fees rule" is the fourth and final "framework" rule that EPA is required to adopt pursuant to the new law.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has announced that it is planning to list carpets and rugs containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) as a "priority product" pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.
A group of industry and business interests has launched a new coalition seeking to "reform" the process utilized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in its Monograph program.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is seeking comments on a proposed technical support document (TSD) that will be used to support a proposed Public Health Goal (PHG) for nitrate and nitrite in drinking water.