Proposition 65 - California
Studies

07/21/14 - A congressman has introduced a bill that would ban the sale and distribution of cosmetics and personal care products that contain synthetic microbeads. ...

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Products of Interest

07/21/14 - While the Food and Drug Administration has yet to take a position on the safety or risk of nanomaterials in consumer goods, the agency recently released three final guidances and a draft guidance to provide clarity for use of the materials in FDA-regulated products. ...

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Products of Interest

07/21/14 - Scientists from the Environmental Working Group have found that some foods fortified with vitamins and minerals could be toxic if consumed in excess. ...

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Regulatory

07/16/14 - OEHHA has determined that metam potassium (CAS# 131-41-7) will not be considered for listing as a Proposition 65 reproductive toxicant. As part of a settlement last year with the Sierra Club OEHHA agreed to make an initial determination whether to issue a notice of intent (NOI) to list metam potassium by this August [see Partial Settlement Resolves Most of Issues Remaining in Litigation Over Slow Listings, August 1, 2013]. ...

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Regulatory

07/16/14 - On April 11 the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced its notice of intent (NOI) to list ethylene glycol as a reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65. OEHHA received seven comments on the proposal by the June 11 deadline--all of which opposed the listing. ...

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Regulatory

07/16/14 - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the December decision of the state's cancer experts to list the the widely-used chemical Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento Superior Court on June 9, 2014, contends that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment was in "violation of the law and its own stated listing criteria" and ignored ample evidence that DINP is not carcinogenic to humans. The lawsuit also claims that because of this the Cancer Identification Committee (CIC) voted to list DINP....

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Regulatory

07/16/14 - In January the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released a formal proposal to adopt a new set of regulations governing the agency's use of what it refers to as the Labor Code listing mechanism. Critics claimed that the agency's proposal failed to accurately assess recent changes in the federal Hazard Communications Standard (HCS). OEHHA has now responded to those criticisms by revising the proposed regulations and, more importantly, by revising it's Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) supporting the regulations. ...

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Legislative

07/15/14 - May 30 was the deadline for bills introduced into the Legislature this year to pass their house of origin. Two bills were introduced that would amend Proposition 65. One of those bills met the May 30 deadline, while the other failed and is done for this year. ...

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Studies

07/15/14 - A study has found further evidence that gestational exposure to pesticides can lead to an increased risk of autism and developmental delays. ...

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TSCA

07/09/14 - The Environmental Protection Agency is set to implement a long-awaited rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act governing what information businesses can keep secret by Fall 2014. ...

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