Proposition 65 - California
TSCA

05/23/15 - One of three bills to reform the 38-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), "The Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century" (S 697), sponsored by Senators Tom Udall (D?NM) and David Vitter (R?LA) passed out of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. After weeks of negotiation, the bill passed on a 15 to 5 vote late last month with bipartisan support after being amended to allow states greater flexibility to regulate chemicals on which the EPA has not acted and lets states enforce rules along with the federal government, among other compromises. ...

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Studies

05/19/15 - Two studies from researchers with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences claim that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a commonly used ingredient in plastics and epoxy resins, can adversely affect the health of humans and laboratory animals. ...

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People in the News

05/15/15 - A prominent academic researcher called on scientists to do more than provide data on environmental exposure to toxic chemicals, saying the scientific community should be promoting and advocating for policies that reduce or prevent exposure. ...

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Products of Interest

05/13/15 - A study conducted by an Australian researcher claims to have found that many products being marketed as environmentally-friendly contain at least one potentially toxic chemical, and hardly any of the products tested disclosed the presence of harmful substances on the label. ...

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CPSC

05/13/15 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it doubled the amount of fines levied against companies between 2013 and 2014 and that regulators plan to continue the trend in 2015. ...

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Products of Interest

05/11/15 - The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has filed a lawsuit against the Gallo Glass Company, which makes wine bottles at a plant in Modesto. ...

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EU Reach

05/11/15 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released its draft opinion on daily intake levels of caffeine from sources including coffee and energy drinks. ...

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Regulatory Reform

05/11/15 - At the meeting of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee on Thursday, the panel unanimously voted to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a female reproductive toxicant. Unlike the DARTIC meeting in 2009, the members of the panel found that the studies since that meeting showed enough weight of evidence to list the chemical....

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IARC

05/07/15 - A widely diverse group of scientists from different disciplines came together to look at criticism of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) after detractors claimed the agency failed to recognize biases and weaknesses of Working Group members, which they said led to inappropriate classification of some substances as carcinogenic. ...

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Chemicals of Interest

05/07/15 - Researchers are calling into question the safety of an alternative to bisphenol A (BPA) after the alternative showed some adverse effects in testing on the hearts of female rats. ...

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