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Bayer Suffers Two Big Setbacks in Roundup Litigation

The Bayer Corporation has suffered two major setbacks in its ongoing defense of thousands of claims that its Roundup fungicide product is responsible for the cancer suffered by the plaintiffs.

Final Report Links Synthetic Food Dyes and Hyperactivity in Children

Last August the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a draft report that assessed the potential neurobehavioral effect of synthetic food dyes.

OEHHA Seeks Data To Support NSRL for the Pesticide 1,3-D

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is seeking data from the public supporting the development of a no significant risk level (NSRL) for the pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D).

OEHHA Gets Pushback on Proposed PFOA Prop. 65 Listing

The chemical industry has criticized the OEHHA's recent proposal to list perfluorooctanoic acid to list perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) as a carcinogen under Proposition 65, while environmental groups are supportive of the step.

Hair Straightening Products to Be Considered for listing Under the DTSC's SCP

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is investigating the possibility of listing hair straightening products as Priority Products (PPs) pursuant to its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

OEHHA Sets Notification Levels for Four Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued water quality monitoring guidelines for four cyanotoxins that cause harmful algal blooms.

OEHHA Proposes Cancer Risk Guidelines for 1-BP

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued proposed guidelines for the cancer risk posed by inhaling the chemical 1-bromopropane (1-BP).

Prop. 65 Warning Not Required for Sulfur Dioxide in Soy Sauce

Businesses are not required to provide a Proposition 65 warning for exposure to sulfur dioxide (SO2) in soy sauce, according to an interpretive guideline issued by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

EPA Likely to Deny All Low Volume Exceptions for PFAS

U.S. EPA has announced that it is changing its policy for reviewing new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances under TSCA's new chemical program. The result will be the likelihood that no such substance will be allowed to enter the U.S. market through the use of a low-volume exception (LVE).

EPA Lists 390 Chemicals that Will Lose Confidential Status on the TSCA Inventory

U.S. EPA has released a list of 390 chemicals expected to lose their confidential status and that will move to the public portion of the Toxic Substances Control Act inventory.

OEHHA Sets Hearing, Extends Comment Deadline for Cannabis Smoke and THC Safe Harbor Proposal

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has set a public hearing and extended the public comment deadline for its proposed rule setting safe harbor warning language for cannabis smoke and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) under Proposition 65.

DTSC Finalizes SCP Work Plan After Some Small Changes

The Department of Toxic Substances Control has released the final version of its 2021-2023 Priority Product Work Plan that is the first step in identifying consumer products that it is considering naming as Priority Products (PPs) under the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.

DTSC Releases Rationale for Naming Zinc in Tires Under the SCP Program

In January the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that it intended to list vehicle tires containing zinc as a Priority Product (PP) pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Product (SCP) program.

PFOA is Proposed for Listing as Prop. 65 Carcinogen

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed listing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) as a carcinogen under Proposition 65 and has finalized the listing of molybdenum trioxide and indium tin oxide as carcinogens under Prop. 65.

OEHHA Finalizes Listings of Molybdenum Trioxide and Indium Tin Oxide

OEHHA has formally listed molybdenum trioxide and indium tin oxide as carcinogens under Prop. 65 via the labor code mechanism.

OEHHA Proposes Safe Harbor Language for Cannabis Smoke and THC

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed safe harbor warning language under Proposition 65 to guide businesses on properly warning consumers about exposures to cannabis smoke and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC).

OEHHA Seeks PFAS Data Ahead of Possible Prop. 65 Listing Decisions

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is seeking data on a series of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as it prepares for its Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) and its Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) to consider listing them under Proposition 65.

District Court Enjoins Enforcement of Prop. 65 Acrylamide SuitsDistrict Court Enjoins Enforcement of Prop. 65 Acrylamide Suits

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction against the filing of any new Proposition 65 lawsuit based on the failure to provide a warning that a product contains acrylamide.

Court Holds that DTSC's SPF System Priority Product Listing Failed to Comply With CEQA

On January 25, a Fresno County Superior Court judge ruled in American Chemistry Council. v. California Department of Toxic Substances Control that the Department of Toxic Substances Control failed to adequately comply with CEQA in its listing of spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (known as SPF Systems) as a Priority Product under the Department of Toxic Substances Control's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

Short-Form Prop. 65 Warning Change Takes Beating at OEHHA Hearing

OEHHA's proposal to largely do away with the option of using a short-form warning to comply with Proposition 65 was vigorously attacked by business interests at a March 11 hearing.