CPSC Announces Teleconference on Phthalates

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a teleconference on April 10 of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to discuss phthalates and phthalate substitutes.  The CHAP must make recommendations to the Commission regarding any phthalates (or combinations of phthalates by October 2012.  The CHAP is to examine the potential health impacts of phthalates, including endocrine-disrupting effects as … Read more

Methanol is Now a Proposition 65 Reproductive Toxin

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) has listed methanol as a Proposition 65 reproductive toxin as of March 16, 2012.  OEHHA is also proposing acceptable maximum daily limits of 47,000 micrograms/day by inhalation and 23,000 micrograms/day by oral ingestion.  OEHHA has also issued and interpretive guideline which states that “Exposure to methanol in … Read more

CPSC Website for Report of Unsafe Products

In March 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) launched a new website which allows consumers and others to report on consumer products which are alleged to be unsafe.  The database is searchable by product type or company and list both recalls and reports of unsafe products.  Once a report of an unsafe product is … Read more

Initial Results of Biomonitoring Californians

The California Scientific Guidance Panel of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (“Program”) will host a meeting to discuss initial findings of its program to measure levels of environmental contaminants from.  To date, common chemicals in consumer products such as plasticizers, phthalates, perfluorochemicals, pesticides, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, and banned flame retardants … Read more