Proposition 65 - California
Litigation

01/28/15 - The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has reached a settlement with a total of 24 distributors of aviation fuel and retail sellers of the fuel located at 23 airports in California serving the small planes that make up the general aviation fleet. The settlement, which reflects current realities as to the availability of aviation fuel supplies in the state, will require the distributors to use gas with the lowest lead levels commercially available while, at the same time, posting Prop 65 warnings at airport borders. ...

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Regulatory

01/28/15 - An Sacramento County Superior Court judge has issued a tentative decision finding that the listing of the widely used plasticizer, Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP), by the state's expert panel, the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC), was proper. Judge Christopher Krueger concluded that the plaintiff American Chemistry Council (ACC) failed to show that the CIC did not follow its own guideline in reaching its listing decision. ...

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Regulatory

01/28/15 - The veteran Proposition 65 private enforcement group, Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation, has filed a lawsuit arguing that the current Prop. 65 safe harbor level for lead exposure is invalid and that there is no safe level of exposure to the ubiquitous substance. Several major law firms have issued alerts warning that should the lawsuit succeed any company making or supplying a product containing any level content, no matter how miniscule, could be subject to a private party enforcement action under Prop. 65 for failure to warn. ...

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US FDA

01/27/15 - The Food and Drug Administration rejected two petitions calling on the agency to ban the artificial sweetener aspartame saying there was not sufficient evidence that it was harmful to human health. ...

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Chemicals of Interest

01/27/15 - A pair of commonly used flame retardants, introduced as safer alternatives in the early 2000s, were shown to cause increased obesity, anxiety and early onset of puberty in laboratory animals. ...

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Products of Interest

01/20/15 - A number of corporations and civil watchdog groups have teamed up to create a new system for rating companies on their use of potentially hazardous chemicals and increasing transparency to the public. ...

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Regulatory

01/16/15 - The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has formally proposed a complete rewrite of its regulations governing how Proposition 65 warnings should be given. OEHHA has also released a companion proposal that would create a website that consumers could access to find out additional information about activities requiring a warning that is not available in the warning itself. ...

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Products of Interest

01/15/15 - The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit public health advocacy group, released its "Dirty Dozen" list of food additives that the group says highlights the failures of the regulatory system. ...

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OEHHA

01/14/15 - On November 19, 2014, the Office of Administrative Law approved an amendment to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25903, Appendix A. This regulatory amendment provides an update to the existing regulatory summary of Proposition 65 that must be included as an attachment to all notices of violation that are served upon alleged violators of Proposition 65....

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Products of Interest

01/14/15 - Researchers have added liver damage to the list of potential health risks associated with triclosan, a common ingredient in many soaps and antibacterial products. ...

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