A regulation that will shield purveyors of brewed coffee from Proposition 65 liability will become effective on October 1 of this year. However, the validity of the regulation remains the subject of ongoing litigation, which has yet to be resolved nearly ten years after its commencement.
The Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) has been in the news recently over the court case in CERT v. Starbucks and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments' final rule on acrylamide in coffee.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has released its latest annual pesticide use report.
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)—unlike several other mainstream environmental groups—supported the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
As part of its Safer Consumer Products program (SCP) the Department of Toxic Substances Control is looking at possible actions to limit the production of 1,4-Dioxane during the manufacture of personal care and cleaning products.
The Safer Consumer Products regulations permit interested parties to submit petitions to DTSC asking the agency to add a particular product-chemical combination as a Priority Product.
U.S. EPA has named four researchers as winners of its 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for creating new technologies that will enable businesses to reduce costs and open up new markets for cleaner and safer products.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a Proposition 65 safe harbor level for the pesticide chlorpyrifos.
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has ruled that U.S. EPA improperly dropped a question asking companies asserting a Confidential Business Information (CBI) claim for a chemical formula whether the formula could be discovered by "reverse engineering."
On April 23, U.S. EPA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register requiring companies making confidential business information (CBI) claims for chemicals on the TSCA "active" list to substantiate their claims.
U.S. EPA has announced the latest version of what it calls its CompTox Chemicals Dashboard. The latest version (Version 3.0.8) adds 110,000 chemicals and associated data to the existing Dashboard.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has published a fact sheet on the Proposition 65-listed pesticide carbaryl.
An Alameda County Superior Court jury has ordered Monsanto to pay just over $2 billion to a Livermore couple who both have cancer they claim was caused by exposure to the company's Roundup herbicide.
AG Announces Settlements With Distributors Selling Tainted Jewelry And Support For Stronger Legislation
Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that his office has reached settlements with five distributors of jewelry for violating lead and cadmium content limits contained in California's Metal Containing Jewelry Law (Jewelry Law).
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has announced it will ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos in the state within two years.
Three manufacturers of Spray Polyurethane Foam Systems With Unreacted Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanates (SPF Systems) have notified the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) that they sell their products in California.
DTSC Clarifies Obligations of Methylene Chloride Paint Remover Manufacturers After EPA TSCA Rulemaking
On January 1, 2019 the Department of Toxic Substances Control identified paint and varnish removers containing methylene chloride as a Priority Product under the Department's Safer Consumer Product (SCP) program.
Legislation that would substantially rewrite California Safer Consumer Products Act has easily cleared two policy committees in the State Senate, despite substantial opposition from industry representatives.
The California Chamber of Commerce is claiming credit for stalling proposed legislation that would effectively ban the sale of cosmetic products containing certain chemicals.
An en banc panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has eased a prior court order calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.