Prop. 65 Annual Conference
Monday, September 24, 2018, Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Building, San Francisco

The 2018 Conference is now full and we are no longer taking new registrations.

Prop.65 Clearinghouse


Judge Refuses to Halt Coffee Prop. 65 Warning Trial Pending Finalization of OEHHA Rule

The judge overseeing the long-running litigation about whether coffee brewers should slap Proposition 65 warning labels on their products has refused to halt the trial pending finalization of a proposed regulation by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment that would make the labels unnecessary.

Judge Stays Further Proceedings in Glyphosate Free Speech Case

Earlier this year a federal district court judge surprised most observers by issuing a preliminary injunction preventing the State of California from enforcing a requirement that producers of pesticide products containing the active ingredient glyphosate place Proposition 65 warning labels on their products.

OEHHA Sets Inhalation Cancer Risk Levels for Tert-Butyl Acetate

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized guidelines for calculating cancer risk from the inhalation of tert-butyl acetate (TBAc).

OEHHA Sets More Stringent Public Health Goals for Cis- and Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has tightened the public health goals (PHG's) for cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE) in drinking water.

OEHHA Considers Modifying Prop. 65 Listing of Alcohol

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed modifying the listing of alcoholic beverages under Proposition 65. The current listing for "ethanol in alcoholic beverages" would be changed to "alcoholic beverages."

OEHHA Issues Guidelines for Exposure to Methyleugenol under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued interpretive guidelines for certain residential exposures to the Proposition 65-listed chemical methyleugenol.

OEHHA Issues Hazard Data for N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine and Gentian Violet

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued hazard identification materials for N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine (NHEX) and gentian violet.

OEHHA To Make Safe Use Determination Related to Styrene in Bath Products

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has agreed to make a determination as to whether certain bath care products containing styrene require a warning under Proposition 65.

Monsanto Promises to Appeal $290 Million Award to Plaintiff in Roundup Exposure Lawsuit

On August 10, a San Francisco Superior Court jury awarded $289.5 million to a plaintiff who alleged that exposure to Monsanto Company's herbicide Roundup caused his terminal cancer.

OEHHA Releases Hazard Identification Materials for Nickel and Nickel Compounds

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released hazard identification materials related to nickel and nickel compounds and announced that its Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) will consider listing nickel and nickel compounds under Proposition 65 at its meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Sacramento.

OEHHA Finalizes Safe Harbor Level for Metham Sodium

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has adopted a final safe harbor level for the Proposition 65-listed chemical metham sodium.

Group Seeks Listing of Zinc-Containing Tires as Priority Product

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) has petitioned the Department of Toxic Substances Control to list tires containing zinc as a Priority Product pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products program (SCP).

ACC Asks DTSC to Take A Second Look at Decision to Identify SPF Systems as Priority Product

On July 1, 2018, the Department of Toxic Substances Control formally identified Spray Polyurethane Foam Systems (SPF Systems) with Unreacted Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanates (MDI) as a Priority Product under the Department’s Safer Consumer Products program (SCP).

Appellate Court Rejects Effort to Require Prop. 65 Warnings for Acrylamide in Breakfast Cereals

The Second District Court of Appeal has directed a lower court to dismiss a Proposition 65 private plaintiff lawsuit seeking to require breakfast cereal manufacturers to place warning labels on their products due to the presence of acrylamide in them.

Proposition 65 Litigants May Be Entitled to Jury Trials

A prominent law firm has alerted clients to a recent California appellate court decision that it says suggests could allow Proposition 65 litigants to demand jury trials.

EPA Celebrates Two Year Anniversary of New TSCA Law by Announcing Completion of Several Actions

On June 22, then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that his agency was celebrating the second anniversary of the 2016 revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act [the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act] by announcing the completion of several initiatives required under the law. The announcement was one of the last made by Pruitt who resigned his position shortly thereafter.

Industry Group Critical of DTSC's Plan to List Laundry Detergent Additive as Priority Product

On June 11, the Department of Toxic Substances Control held a workshop to discuss its profile of laundry detergents containing nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), which the agency is considering identifying as a "Priority Product" under the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

OEHHA Updates Business Resources for New Warning Regulations

As revamped regulations for posting warnings under Proposition 65 are set to take full effect on August 30, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has updated resources it is offering to help businesses with compliance.

Attorney General Says That New FDA Requirements for Warnings on Cigars Generally Comply With Prop. 65 Warning Requirements

The California Attorney General's office has concluded that compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recently-enacted requirements for health warnings on cigars is generally sufficient to meet California's warning requirement under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Moves to Exclude Coffee From Prop. 65 Warning Requirement

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a proposed rule to exempt coffee from carrying a cancer warning under Proposition 65.