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OEHHA proposes to list cyanide as a male reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65

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 Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a part of Cal-EPA, administers...

California Adds Methanol to the Prop 65 List as a Reproductive Toxicant

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" is one that causes birth defects and/or...

BPA, the never-ending saga

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 of the data indicated an adverse impact on...

California adds BPA to the Proposition 65 List of Chemicals

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 bottles, can liners, and medical tubing that until...

The never ending story of BPA

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.rmkb.com/tasks/sites/rmkb/assets/image/253.pdf...

Governor Brown says he wants to reform Proposition 65, but where's the beef?

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 Health Hazard Assessment which administers...

Assembly Bill 227 – An Ineffective Attempt To Reform California's Proposition 65

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 law, Proposition 65's notice provision...