The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has withdrawn the bulk of its latest proposal to amend its Proposition 65 warning regulations.
The California Attorney General's office has appealed a lower court decision blocking California from requiring a Proposition 65 cancer warning on products containing the insecticide glyphosate.
Consumer Brands Association Renews Demand that Governor Delay Private Enforcement Actions Due to COVID-19
On August 5, 2020, the Consumer Brands Association (Consumer Brands) sent a "renewed" request to Governor Gavin Newsom asking him to stay private Prop. 65 enforcement actions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is asking the California Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision upholding the listing of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) as a Proposition 65 carcinogen.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced a list of seven chemical or chemical groups for the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) to prioritize for potential study and listing under Proposition 65.
On August 7, 2020, the Attorney General sent a letter to Kyle Wallace of Davitt, Lalley, Dey & McHale "confirming" that Mr. Wallace "will cease and desist from sending Pre-notice letters to companies threatening to sue them under Proposition 65 and offering to settle the matter."
The trend of notices alleging heavy metals in seaweed food products continues with full force. The Consumer Advocacy Group (CAG) has issued over 240 notices to date alleging that dried and roasted seaweed snack food products contain lead, arsenic, and cadmium.
A large group of former officials of the Environmental Protection Agency has outlined a set of actions they believe are necessary for EPA to strengthen the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) so that it reflects the "best available science."
On June 19, 2009, OEHHA listed "cannabis (marijuana) smoke" as known to cause cancer.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has adopted guidelines for assessing the cancer risk posed by inhaling p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has adopted new guidelines for calculating the health risk of toluene.
The Department of Toxic Substances control has released a proposal that would identify food packaging containing perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a Priority Product pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Act.
On July 23, 2020, the LA Times published an article entitled "You see the warnings everywhere. But does Prop. 65 really protect you?" by Geoffrey Mohan.
Hunters Point Residents Send Notice Alleging Toxic Exposures Caused by Construction at Naval Shipyard
On July 3, 2020, residents of San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood (the Residents) served a Proposition 65 notice on Tetra Tech and its affiliated entities. The residents are represented by the Law Offices of Bonner & Bonner.
U.S. EPA has made 1-Bromopropane (1-BP), the second existing chemical to have a final risk evaluation under the 2016 version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing new safe harbor levels for acrylamide for several prepared foodstuffs under Proposition 65.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld U.S. EPA's registration of the relatively-new herbicide Enlist Duo (Enlist).
A working group convened to grapple with how the state can successfully transition away from use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos has issued a report stressing that much more work lies ahead.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has approved a new rule barring the general public from using the pesticide carbaryl.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized a new public health goal (PHG) for the pesticide 1-2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) in drinking water.