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California Attorney General seeks to limit scope of "public interest" releases in Prop. 65 settlements
Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

California's Proposition 65 ( Sections 25249.5 et seq Health & Safety Code ) is an unusual regulatory scheme. Lawsuits may be filed by private individuals. Plaintiffs are not required to have standing. The law only addresses a warning requirement;... Read More

BPA exposure may be underestimated because of laboratory method used
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have discussed various animal studies that have reported the potential for adverse impacts from BPA exposure, as well as the controversial conclusions of FDA under President Bush in assessing the risk of such exposure to humans. Recently... Read More

EPA may be preparing tough report on dioxins in food
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Dioxins collectively refers to hundreds of chemical compounds that share certain structures and biological characteristics. See Dioxin . Dioxins fall into three closely related groups: the chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDD's) chlorinated dibenzofurans... Read More

FDA to decide by end of March 2012 whether to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies that have been conducted (using animal models) on BPA. It has also been noted that a low level of BPA is present in nearly all U.S. residents (although some research suggests the levels present are higher than... Read More

FDA to decide by end of March 2012 whether to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies that have been conducted (using animal models) on BPA. It has also been noted that a low level of BPA is present in nearly all U.S. residents (although some research suggests the levels present are higher than... Read More

BPA exposure may be underestimated because of laboratory method used
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have discussed various animal studies that have reported the potential for adverse impacts from BPA exposure, as well as the controversial conclusions of FDA under President Bush in assessing the risk of such exposure to humans. Recently... Read More

EPA may be preparing tough report on dioxins in food
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Dioxins collectively refers to hundreds of chemical compounds that share certain structures and biological characteristics. See Dioxin . Dioxins fall into three closely related groups: the chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDD's) chlorinated dibenzofurans... Read More

Flame retardants found in butter
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Researchers found very high levels of the flame retardant PBDE in one of ten samples of butter. The researchers believe the butter wrapper was the source of contamination, and they speculate that Deca-PBDE, which is being phased out of U.S. production... Read More

California Attorney General seeks to limit scope of "public interest" releases in Prop. 65 settlements
Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

California's Proposition 65 ( Sections 25249.5 et seq Health & Safety Code ) is an unusual regulatory scheme. Lawsuits may be filed by private individuals. Plaintiffs are not required to have standing. The law only addresses a warning requirement;... Read More