The discussion about including the most commonly used drug in the US has once again raised questions about the value of Proposition 65 warnings to consumers.
Environmental advocates say the law has compelled companies to quietly make their products and emissions less toxic. But some economists who are critical of government regulation argue the law has gone too far, plastering the state with warnings so ubiquitous that they’ve become meaningless to most consumers.
The online ingredient disclosure requirements set forth under California’s law are applicable to designated products sold in California as of January 1, 2020. The product label disclosure requirement is applicable to designated products sold in California on or after January 1, 2021.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, will hold a meeting Wednesday to determine whether cannabis smoke and THC — the chemical in cannabis that makes people “high” — will be added to a list of harmful toxins, per Proposition 65.
A California panel voted Wednesday to declare marijuana smoke and the drug’s high-producing chemical — THC — a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and require warning labels for products legally sold in the nation’s largest pot market.
The California Chamber of Commerce is legally challenging the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's requirement to provide cancer warnings to consumers about exposure to acrylamide per California's Proposition 65.
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to adopt a Proposition 65 No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) of 23 micrograms per day for p-chloro-a,a,a-trifluorotolune (PCBTF) by amending Title 27, California Code of Regulation, section 25705, was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on October 18, 2019. The notice initiated a 45-day public comment period that was scheduled to close on December 2, 2019.
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. OEHHA received a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for exposures to chlorothalonil residue in certain foods resulting from pesticidal use of the chemical.
The request was made by Dentons US LLP and Technology Sciences Group Inc., on behalf of Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC pursuant to Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, section 25204(b)(3).
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for the implementation of Proposition 65. The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board serves as the state’s qualified experts and renders an opinion about whether a chemical has been clearly shown to cause reproductive toxicity.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is announcing the postponement of the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) meeting scheduled for December 5, 2019, and the opening of an additional public comment period on the potential listing by the CIC of acetaminophen as a carcinogen under Proposition 65.
OEHHA is postponing the meeting to provide the public additional time to submit relevant scientific information concerning the potential listing. The public comment period will commence on November 29, 2019 and end on January 27, 2020. All comments received will be provided to the committee for their consideration. The CIC meeting will be rescheduled after the close of the public comment period.