Alert Newsletter: Prop 65 Violation Notices Jumped in California as COVID-19 Shutdowns Began

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Prop 65 Violation Notices Jumped in California as COVID-19 Shutdowns Began

ChemicalWatch

The number of violation notices filed under California’s Proposition 65 jumped earlier this year, as much of the state began shutting down in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 350 of these notices of intent to sue were filed in March, the most in a single month since August 2018, according to a review of filings compiled by the state attorney general’s office. The majority of those notices – the first step in private enforcement litigation under Prop 65 – came in the second half of the month, as many California state courts started to suspend operations and the governor issued an order instructing residents to stay at home.

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Calchamber Adjusts Argument Against Coffee-Causes-Cancer Lawsuits

Legal Newsline

The California Chamber of Commerce is taking another shot to protect businesses in the state from facing lawsuits over Proposition 65, the state law that requires cancer warnings about hundreds of chemicals – specifically one found in coffee.

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Newell Brand Forks, Thermoses Violate Prop. 65, Suit Says

Bloomberg Law

Newell Brands Inc. failed to warn California consumers about the presence of toxic chemicals in some of its products, in violation of Proposition 65, a suit filed in Los Angeles alleges.

Ecological Alliance asked the court to force Newell to warn consumers about the presence of DEHP, a phthalate on the state’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects, in its forks and thermoses.

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OEHHA Notices & Announcements

Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking Amendment to Section 25705 Specific Regulatory Levels Posing No Significant Risk: Dichloroacetic Acid

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposes to adopt a Proposition 65[1] No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) of 17 micrograms per day for dichloroacetic acid, by amending Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25705(b)[2].  

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Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking Amendment to Section 25705 Specific Regulatory Levels Posing No Significant Risk: Trichloroacetic Acid

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposes to adopt a Proposition 65[1] No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) of 9.9 micrograms per day for trichloroacetic acid, by amending Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25705(b)[2].

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Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking Amendment to Section 25705 Specific Regulatory Levels Posing No Significant Risk: Dibromoacetic Acid

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposes to adopt a Proposition 65[1] No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) of 2.8 micrograms per day for dibromoacetic acid, by amending Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25705(b)[2].

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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