Proposition 65 - California
US EPA

07/23/15 - Despite their pervasive use and growing concern over their environmental impact, the Environmental Protection Agency lacks the authority to regulate microbeads in consumer products. ...

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Products of Interest

07/23/15 - A study conducted by Japanese researchers has found that two out of nine electronic cigarettes sold in the country have higher levels of carcinogens than traditional cigarettes. ...

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Regulatory Reform

07/21/15 - We recently reported on a tentative decision by an Alameda County Superior Court Judge dismissing a suit challenging the safe harbor level (MADL) for lead [see CEH Petitions OEHHA to Change Lead Safe Harbor Level After Lawsuit Fails, July 18, 2015]. Judge Wynne Carvill has now taken the rare step of reversing himself in his final decision allowing the case to proceed. ...

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Regulatory Reform

07/18/15 - The veteran Proposition 65 private plaintiff group Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has petitioned the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment seeking a repeal or modification of the existing safe harbor level for lead exposure. The CEH petition comes just a few days after an Alameda Superior Court Judge issued a tentative decision dismissing a lawsuit by another veteran Prop. 65 plaintiff arguing that the current lead safe harbor level is illegal. ...

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Products of Interest

07/17/15 - The Environmental Protection Agency turned down a petition from an advocacy group requesting the agency cancel registered products containing the antibacterial pesticide triclosan. ...

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TSCA

07/17/15 - The president of the North American branch of the International Fragrance Association, an industry group that represents 90 percent of all fragrances produced in the United States and Canada, released a statement supporting current efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. ...

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OEHHA

07/15/15 - The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued a notice of intent(NOI) to list two agricultural chemicals as carcinogens pursuant to Proposition 65's authoritative bodies listing mechanism. The two chemicals are CMNP (pyrazachlor) and sedaxane....

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OEHHA

07/15/15 - In March, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment finalized its listing of six so-called triazine pesticides and their breakdown products [see OEHHA Lists Triazine Pesticides Rejecting Arguments from Pesticides Manufacturer, April 11, 2015]. The agency has now proposed a single safe harbor level of 100 micrograms/day (oral) for all six pesticides. ...

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OEHHA

07/15/15 - The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has announced its notice of intent to list teraparatide [CAS #52232-67-4] as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. The basis for the listing is Prop. 65's rarely used listing mechanism known as the "Formally Required to be Labeled or Identified" mechanism ("formally labeled" mechanism). ...

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Litigation

07/10/15 - The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has opened a new avenue in attacking hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in California by accusing Seneca Resources Company of violating Proposition 65 in its disposal of wastewater from such operations. The alleged violations involve discharges through four injection wells in the Lost Hills area of Kern County. ...

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