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Testing By Consumer Group Finds Continued Presence of BPA in Can Linings

The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has released a report concluding that the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is still widely present in can linings in the U.S.

OEHHA Lists Glyphosate After Supreme Court Rejects Monsanto Plea

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed the chemical glyphosate as a Proposition 65 carcinogen after last minute attempts to block the listing by Monsanto were rejected by the California Supreme Court.

OEHHA Proposes Adding Three New Chemicals to Prop. 65 Through Labor Code Mechanism

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced its intention to list three new chemicals—N,N-Dimethylformamide, 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole and Tetrabromobisphenol A—as carcinogens under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Holds Public Hearing on Setting Naturally Occurring Lead Level in Candy

The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) held a public hearing on whether it should launch a rulemaking to set a naturally-occurring lead level in candy containing chili and tamarind, but officials did not indicate when they would make a final decision.

EPA Releases Risk Evaluation Scope Documents for First Ten Chemicals under New TSCA Law

U.S. EPA has released "scoping documents" that will be used to conduct risk assessments of the first ten chemicals selected for evaluation under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--also known as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

DTSC Releases Alternatives Analysis Guide with Few Changes from Earlier Draft

The Department of Toxic Substances Control has released the final version of its Alternatives Analysis Guide (Guide) just in time for its possible use by manufacturers of the first product designated under the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program...

Proposed Federal Law Would Require Greater FDA Review of Cosmetics

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced proposed legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration substantially increased authority over cosmetics.

DTSC Designates First Priority Product: Children's Foam-Padded Sleeping Products

In 2008 legislation was adopted requiring the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to adopt a program to require manufacturers of consumer products to limit exposure to unsafe chemicals in their products.

New York to Require Disclosure of Ingredients in Household Cleaning Products

The State of New York has announced that it intends to establish a new program requiring manufacturers of domestic and commercial cleaning products to disclose the ingredients and impurities in their products.

Bill Addressing Prop. 65 Certificates of Merit Moves Forward

The state Assembly has passed a bill that would increase the scrutiny on private parties bringing Proposition 65 enforcement actions by creating new rules governing certificates of merit.

OEHHA Proposes Minor Changes to Regulations Governing Contents of Notices of Violation

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed two changes in its regulations establishing the contents of the Notices of Violation that are served on potential targets of Proposition 65 lawsuits.

Hearing on Glyphosate Safe Harbor Level Slated and Comment Period Extended As Opponents Raise Concerns

In March, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it would soon be listing the controversial pesticide glyphosate as a Proposition 65 carcinogen.

OEHHA Will Consider SUD for DINP in Modular Carpet

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments (OEHHA) has announced that it will consider adoption of yet another Safe Use Determination (SUD) for a product containing the Proposition 65-listed carcinogen Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP).

OEHHA Finalizes Safe Harbor Levels for Styrene and Triazine Pesticides

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized a no significant risk level (NSRL) for the Proposition 65-listed carcinogen styrene.

OEHHA Will Consider Process to Establish Permissible Lead Levels in Certain Candies

In response to a petition filed by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), OEHHA has announced it will hold a hearing on whether to consider establishing new regulations that would effectively limit the amount of lead in candy containing chili and tamarind.

OEHHA Announces it Will List Flame Retardant as Carcinogen

OEHHA has announced its intent to list Pentabromodiphenyl Ether Mixture [DE-71 (technical grade)] as a carcinogen.

AG Concludes that Settlement of Private Enforcement Action is Void

Attorney General Xavier Becerra's office has sent a letter to two law firms advising them that it considers a proposed settlement of alleged Proposition 65 violations to be "void and against public policy."

Two New Expert Panel Members Appointed and Two Others Reappointed

Governor Brown has appointed two new members to the two scientific panels that are responsible for reviewing potential additions to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens and reproductive toxicants.

OEHHA Finalizes Safe Harbor Level for Ethylene Glycol

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it has finalized a maximum allowable dose level (MADL) of 8,700 micrograms per day for the ingestion of the Proposition 65-listed developmental toxicant ethylene glycol.

Bill Would Require Ingredient Labeling on Cleaning Products

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced what he describes as the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017.