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California Prop 65: Governor Brown Seeks Reforms

May 7, 2013

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed in order to strengthen and restore the Act's original intent. Passed in 1986, Proposition 65 was designed to protect citizens of the state from harmful chemicals; however, Governor Brown believes that it has been abused by "unscrupulous lawyers" driven by profits as opposed to public health.

California Prop 65: Hydrogen Cyanide, Cyanide Salts Listed as Known to Cause Reproductive Toxicity

July 5, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity, in accordance with Proposition 65 (effective July 5th, 2013).

California Prop 65: Clomiphene Citrate Listed as Known to Cause Cancer

May 24, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazrd Assessment (OEHHA) has added clomiphene citrate (CAS No. 50-41-9) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer, in accordance with Proposition 65. The addition of clomiphene citrate to the list is effective as of May 24, 2013.

REACH: Registration Deadline Passes

May 31, 2013

At midnight May 31, 2013, the was reached for registering substances manufactured or imported with quantities between 100 and 1,000 tons per year. However, the deadline for those who fall in the higher range were obligated to register by December 1, 2010. The ECHA received 9,084 registration dossiers from 3,215 companies, of which 80% were submitted by large companies; 23% were made on behalf of non-European companies.

California OEHHA: Benzene Reference Exposure Levels Comment Period

June 21, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is requesting public comments in regards to a draft document which proposes a revision to the Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) of benzene. RELs define the concentrations in the air which are not expected to cause adverse health effects for specified exposure durations. Under the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program (Health and Safety Code Section 44360(b)(2)), the OEHHA is obligated to provide guidelines on how to conduct health risk assessments.

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