OEHHA Announces Priority for Prop 65 NSRLs and MADLs

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) recently announced its priorities to develop No Significant Risk Levels (“NSRLs”) for carcinogens and Maximum Daily Acceptable Exposures (“MADLs”) for reproductive toxins listed under Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide a warning before exposures to listed carcinogens and reproductive toxins.  Importantly, exposures that pose

Comments on Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations

The Calfironia Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) held a hearing on September 10, 2012 for public comments to the Agency’s draft Safer Consumer Product regulations.  Many of the comments expressed concern that the regulations were overbroad, provided too little time to respond, gave DTSC too much discretion, and did not afford protection of trade secrets.

California to Consider Additional Regulation of Composite Wood Products

The California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) will host a public workshop on August 23, 2011 on potential amendments to its regulstons on Composite Wood Products to reduce potential exposure to formaldehyde.  The ARB adopted regulations that limit formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products in 2008.  The regulations established formaldehyde emissions standards for hardwood plywood veneer core, hardwood

Cradle-to-Cradle Certification for Consumer Products

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (“C2C Institute”) is a non-profit organization that will certify products based on five categories –renewable energy, clean water, material health, social responsibility and material reutilization.  The C2C uses a 5-criteria protocol to evaluate products based on methodology that was originally created by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.  The five