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Norton Rose Fulbright: California to Open Rulemaking Into Prop 65 Lead Levels

By Will Troutman (US)

In response to a petition from the Center for Environmental, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will initiate a rulemaking to update the current 0.5 µg/day safe harbor level for lead. The implications are huge, as years of Prop 65 settlements over lead have been premised on the existing safe harbor level. CEH argues in its petition that there is no safe level for lead – if OEHHA agrees with this position, any amount of lead in any consumer product would require a warning and could lead to a Prop 65 lawsuit.

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