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BPA, the never-ending saga
Posted on 24 Mar 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have reviewed various studies that indicate that BPA has estrogenic effects. In January 2013 the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed listing BPA under California's Proposition 65 because OEHHA's evaluation... Read More

OEHHA proposes to list cyanide as a male reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65
Posted on 18 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As you may recall from prior posts, the warning threshold for a "reproductive toxicant" under Proposition 65 is determined by finding a "no-effects" level, and then dividing that number by 1,000. The Office of Environmental Health... Read More

California Adds Methanol to the Prop 65 List as a Reproductive Toxicant
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The Office of Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA") [pronounced Oh-we-hah] has added methanol (CAS No. 67-56-1) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65. A "reproductive toxicant"... Read More

California Adds Methanol to the Prop 65 List as a Reproductive Toxicant
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The Office of Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA") [pronounced Oh-we-hah] has added methanol (CAS No. 67-56-1) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65. A "reproductive toxicant"... Read More

California adds BPA to the Proposition 65 List of Chemicals
Posted on 14 Apr 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Numerous prior posts have dealt with the controversy over BPA. Besides the numerous animal and other non-human studies, prior posts have noted that the primary route of exposure appears to be thermal cash register receipts, not merely the plastic water... Read More

The never ending story of BPA
Posted on 20 Apr 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, the Office of Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA", pronounced oh we hah) added BPA to the Proposition 65 list of reproductive toxicants on April 11, 2013. The basis was the authoritative source mechanism. [See http://www... Read More

OEHHA proposes to list cyanide as a male reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65
Posted on 18 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As you may recall from prior posts, the warning threshold for a "reproductive toxicant" under Proposition 65 is determined by finding a "no-effects" level, and then dividing that number by 1,000. The Office of Environmental Health... Read More

Assembly Bill 227 – An Ineffective Attempt To Reform California's Proposition 65
Posted on 21 May 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The 60-day notice provision of Proposition 65 was allegedly modeled after several then existing (1986) Federal environmental statutes. OEHHA: Final Statement of Reasons for Section 12903 (5/14/97) at http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/law/903fsr.html . Like Federal... Read More

Governor Brown says he wants to reform Proposition 65, but where's the beef?
Posted on 20 May 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Governor Brown has announced he intends to reform California's Proposition 65. However, no detailed legislative language has been proposed, only an announcement about the California Environmental Protection Agency (the parent of the Office of Environmental... Read More