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California Court of Appeal upholds use of alternative listing methodologies for Prop. 65

There are several methods by which a "chemical" (a term of art) can be listed under California's Proposition 65. See, for example, http://www.rmkb.com/index.cfm/publications/publication-details/?pkid=253 (pp. 3-5). In California Chamber of Commerce v. Brown , 2011 Cal. App. LEXIS 694...

California adds methyl isobutyl ketone, a widely used solvent, to the Prop. 65 list of chemicals

Methyl isobutyl ketone (CAS No. 108-10-1) is a very widely used solvent. The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (known affectionately as OEHHA [o-we-hah]) published a notice Sept. 16, 2011, that it intended to list MIK pursuant to the "labor code mechanism" (see http://www.rmkb.com/index.cfm...

California Attorney General seeks to limit scope of "public interest" releases in Prop. 65 settlements

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; it does not itself prevent or constrain the presence...

Formaldehyde is found in a broad range of clothing and household products

Formaldehyde is a Group 1 human carcinogen. Search at Toxnet Toxicology Data Network . In the past, exposure to the populace was often linked to its presence in glues and binders used in furniture and paneling, although it is also found in shampoo, conditioners, and water-based paints. Search at Household...

EPA may be preparing tough report on dioxins in food

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 (CDF's), and certain polychlorinated biphenyls...

EPA Releases Final Health Assessment for Tetrachloroethylene (aka Perc)

EPA has posted its final health assessment for tetrachloroethylene (aka perc) to its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Perc is widely used in the dry cleaning industry, although states such as California are requiring that it be phased out. See http://epa.gov/oppt/existingchemicals/pubs/perchloroethylene_fact_sheet...

OEHHA proposes to list "emissions from coal combustion" under California's Proposition 65

OEHHA, the State regulatory agency overseeing the administration of Propositon 65, has announced its intent to list "emissions from the combustion of coal" as a carcinogen. See http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/CRNR_notices/admin_listing/intent_to_list/noil060713coal.html . The emissions at issue...