Proposition 65 - California
Products of Interest

09/30/14 - A new study has found the presence of triclosan, a chemical commonly used in hand sanitizers and personal hygiene products, in urine samples from pregnant women and blood samples from the umbilical cords of their fetuses. ...

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Regulatory

09/27/14 - At the Prop. 65 Clearinghouse's Annual Conference this September, George Alexeeff, Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, announced a list of possible further changes in its regulations governing Proposition 65 and is seeking public input on those potential changes. ...

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Regulatory

09/27/14 - The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued the third draft of its proposed regulations governing the agency's use of what it refers to as its Labor Code listing mechanism. This latest draft released September 12 makes one of the changes requested by those commenting on the most recent June draft by dropping a provision stating that a chemical for which the Labor Code listing mechanism no longer applies will remain listed until the appropriate expert committee has determined that it should continue to be listed....

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Regulatory

09/27/14 - The next meeting of the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC), the state's experts for considering the listing of chemicals as Proposition 65 carcinogens, will take place on November 19. At that meeting the committee will consider listing two groups of chemicals: dibenzanthraceneand n-nitrosomethyl-n-alkylamines. In preparation for the meeting OEHHA staff has prepared Hazard Identification Materials (HIMs) for each of the two groups of chemicals....

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OEHHA

09/27/14 - In March the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released a "pre-regulatory draft" of extensive changes it is thinking of making to its regulations governing what constitutes a "fair and reasonable" warning under Proposition 65. At the recent Annual Prop. 65 Conference OEHHA's top officials discussed a number of changes and additions the agency is seeking of making to that draft in response to criticisms and its own developing views....

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Litigation

09/27/14 - After noticing hundreds of makers and sellers on cosmetic products, the Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has has reached agreements with almost 70 companies that will require the phaseout of the Prop. 65-listed carcinogen coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide DEA) in cosmetic products manufactured or sold by the companies. ...

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Chemicals of Interest

09/26/14 - An alternative to methyl bromide, a chemical compound banned for use in pesticides, has been found to create a toxic byproducts due to interactions with sunlight and mercury, researchers said. ...

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Studies

09/26/14 - A study by researchers at a number of academic institutions recently looked at the link between semen quality and persistent environmental chemicals and found that, at least in some cases, exposure had a negative impact. ...

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Products of Interest

09/26/14 - A number of Chinese swimming garments failed to pass inspections after consumer watchdogs found high levels of toxic chemicals in a surprise inspection in Shanghai. ...

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Testing

09/24/14 - A manufacturer of household cleaning products elected to remove a number of chemicals from their products after each one was added to the list of toxins thought to cause cancer under California's Prop. 65. ...

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