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California Lawsuit Over Johnson & Johnson Talc Products Settles for $78 Million

The California Attorney General's office has reached a $78 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over alleged unfair business practices and false advertising related to the safety of its talc-based products, such as baby powder.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: March 2024

In the month of March, there were a total of 443 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Federal District Court Blocks Enforcement of Titanium Dioxide Warnings under Prop. 65

A federal district court has issued a preliminary injunction in PCPC v. Bonta blocking enforcement of the Proposition 65 warning requirement for titanium dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size) in cosmetic and personal care products, citing the First Amendment.

OEHHA Issues Proposed 15-day Changes to Prop. 65 Warning Regulations

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed changes to its recent proposal to amend its regulations for providing clear and reasonable warnings to its recent proposal to amend its regulations for providing clear and reasonable warnings under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Proposes Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Level for Titanium Dioxide

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a safe harbor level for exposures to titanium dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size) under Proposition 65.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: February 2024

In the month of February, there were a total of 352 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Newsom Makes Appointments to DARTIC

Gov. Gavin Newsom has made nine appointments to the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) within the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

DTSC Issues Draft Plan Setting Near-Term Safer Consumer Product Program Priorities

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a draft plan setting out its priorities over the next three years for its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program. 

Attorney General Issues Six No-Merit Letters for Prop. 65 Notices of Violation

The California Attorney General's office has recently issued six "no merit" letters to filers of Proposition 65 notices of violation. The letters demand the filers withdraw their notices, citing a review of the certificates of merit submitted along with the notices.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: 2023 Year in Review

In 2023, there were a total of 4,156 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: January 2024

In the month of January, there were a total of 521 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

State Water Board Finalizes Long-Awaited Chromium-6 Drinking Water Standard

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has adopted a drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, after years of litigation and rule development.

U.S. EPA Sets Nationwide Standard for PFAS in Drinking Water, State Takes Other PFAS Actions

California drinking water providers will have to treat their water supplies to reduce per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the next five years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved its first-ever national drinking water standard for several types of PFAS.

New Enforcement Orders Stack Up Against Troubled Los Angeles County Landfill Operator

A Los Angeles County landfill has been hit with more enforcement actions, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declaring the site an imminent threat to public health and state regulators alleging multiple hazardous waste violations.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: December 2023

In the month of December, there were a total of 349 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

OEHHA Shelves Proposal to Lower Ethylene Oxide Safe Harbor Levels Under Proposition 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it will withdraw its proposed rule amending the safe harbor levels for ethylene oxide (EtO) under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Suggests Alternative Proposition 65 Warning Language for Acrylamide in Food

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed an alternative warning option for companies labeling their food products with Proposition 65 cancer warnings related to acrylamide.

Legislature Proposes Small Change to Prop. 65, Introduces Bills on PFAS, Other Chemicals

The Legislature is capping its 2023-2024 legislative session by introducing dozens of bills addressing chemicals in consumer products, recycling, hazardous waste, pesticides and Proposition 65.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: November 2023

In the month of November, there were a total of 398 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Companies Agree to New Leather Tanning Process in Prop. 65 Hexavalent Chromium Settlement

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and numerous manufacturers and retailers have reached a settlement of Proposition 65 litigation related to the presence of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in leather shoes and gloves.