Proposition 65 - California
OEHHA

04/19/15 - In January the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment formally proposed a rewrite of its regulations governing what constitutes a "clear and reasonable warning" under Proposition 65. As a companion to this proposal the agency also proposed the creation of an OEHHA-maintained website that will allow companies with products subject to Prop. 65 warnings to provide "supplemental information" about the products on the new website [see OEHHA Releases Formal Proposal to Rewrite Warning Regulations and Establish a Website. January 16, 2015.] OEHHA held separate workshops on both proposals on March 25. Several commenters on the website proposal questioned whether OEHHA has the statutory authority to implement the proposal. ...

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TSCA

04/19/15 - On Tuesday, April 14, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the TSCA Modernization Act. The U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator Jim Jones testified along with representatives of the American Chemical Council, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families....

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Studies

04/16/15 - A group dedicated to protecting children from radiation caused by wireless technology ? including cell phones, laptops and routers ? is calling for all such devices in schools to be hardwired and for a reclassification of wireless radiation, which would put it on the same level as tobacco and asbestos. ...

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OEHHA

04/11/15 - The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has finalized its listing of six triazine pesticides and their breakdown products. In reaching its decision OEHA rejected numerous argument against the listing from the triazines' manufacturer, Syngenta Crop Protection. The final listing is likely to result in the reactivation of a pending lawsuit from Syngen...

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OEHHA

04/11/15 - The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has finalized its listing of beta-Myrcene as a Proposition 65 carcinogen pursuant to the Prop. 65 authoritative bodies process. ...

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Regulatory Reform

04/11/15 - In December 2013, the state?s expert panel on carcinogens, the Carcinogen Identification Committee, listed the commonly used phthalate Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) as a Proposition 65 carcinogen. In December of last year OEHHA proposed a safe harbor level?known as a no significant risk level (NSRL)---for exposure to DINP of 146 micrograms/day. At a hearing on February 25 and in written comments thereafter several industry associations strenuously argued that OEHHA?s NSRL relied on rat studies that are not translatable to humans. Instead, they suggest a higher NSRL based on other rodent studies. ...

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TSCA

04/09/15 - The Society of Toxicology, a professional organization of scientists from academia, industry and government, have strongly urged lawmakers to consider new technology as they consider reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which hasn't been revised since it was enacted in 1976. ...

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Products of Interest

04/02/15 - An advocacy group, in an effort to pressure retailers to take chemical-laden toys off their shelves, tested more than 100 toys from discount stores and found a high rate of some dangerous materials including, chromium, antimony and phthalates. ...

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EU Reach

03/31/15 - A panel of experts in Europe issued a scientific opinion finding that bisphenol A (BPA) presents ?no health concern for any age group from dietary exposure or aggregated exposure.? ...

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Legislation

03/21/15 - A new bill that would majorly overhaul toxic chemical regulations in the United States is facing an uphill battle after critics alleged the legislation has a digital signature indicating it was authored by an industry group. ...

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