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OEHHA Proposes Safe Harbor Warning for Hotels

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing a specific safe harbor Proposition 65 warning that would be used by hotels and other "transient" lodging establishment.

OEHHA Proposes Numerous Small Amendments to New Warning Regulations

Last August OEHHA completely rewrote its regulations governing what constitutes a "clear and reasonable warning" for exposure to a Proposition-65 carcinogen or reproductive toxicant.

OEHHA Proposes Background Levels for Arsenic in Rice

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed adding a new section to its Proposition 65 regulations to address natural background levels of chemicals in unprocessed foods and has started off the new process by announcing tentative levels for arsenic in rice.

Titanium Dioxide Could Be Identified as a Carcinogen

The risk assessment committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed that the white pigment titanium dioxide (TiO2) be classified as a potential carcinogen through the inhalation route.

OEHHA Releases Public Comments on its Proposed Glyphosate Safe Harbor Level

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard (OEHHA) has posted the more than 1,300 public comments it received on its proposal to set a safe harbor level for glyphosate under Proposition 65—with the vast majority of comments coming from individuals and groups arguing that the agency's proposal is not protective of public health.

IARC’s Latest Classifications Could Lead to Two Proposition 65 Listings

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.