Prop 65/Environmental Blog

In 1986, the California electorate overwhelmingly passed Proposition 65, formally known as “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.”  In enacting Proposition 65, the electorate explicitly found that California state agencies had failed to protect Californians from hazardous chemicals that pose a serious potential threat to their health and well-being...
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posted on October 27, 2017
Dr. Anthony E. Held has issued over a dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as headphones, measuring cups, and storage containers in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Held alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State of California to cause... full text
posted on October 18, 2017
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has given notice of its intent to list vinylidene chloride as a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. It's also proposing to adopt a No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for vinylidene chloride of .88 micrograms a day. Written comments concerning this proposed action must be received by OEHHA by 5:00 pm on Monday, Nov. 6.   Vinylidene chloride is used in the production of... full text
posted on September 12, 2017
John Moore has issued 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as headphones, gloves, and mugs in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Moore alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other reproductive... full text
posted on August 2, 2017
Peter Englander has issued 25 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as headphones, shot glasses, gloves, and shower hoses in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Englander alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth... full text
posted on July 3, 2017
Laurence Vinocur and Paul Wozniak have issued between them over 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as audio cables, electrical tape, headphones, and ceramic jars in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Wozniak and Vinocur allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which... full text
posted on June 28, 2017
John Moore has filed a complaint in San Francisco County Superior Court against Bass Pro, LLC, alleging that Bass Pro failed to warn California consumers that their cooking utensil grips and vinyl/PVC tubing contained the phthalate chemical DEHP.  DEHP is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm, and Proposition 65 requires that businesses offering products for sale in California that contain DEHP must provide consumers with a warning of the risks... full text
posted on May 31, 2017
Peter Englander has issued 15 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as gloves, luggage tags, and hand tools in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Englander alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or... full text
posted on May 1, 2017
Laurence Vinocur and Dr. Whitney R. Leeman have issued dozens of new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as dried teas, drinking glasses, and camping lanterns in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Vinocur and Leeman allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to... full text
posted on April 28, 2017
Client Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. has filed a complaint in Marin County Superior Court against The Proctor & Gamble Company, alleging that Proctor & Gamble failed to warn California consumers that their sunscreen products contained benzophenone.  Benzophenone is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Proposition 65 requires that businesses offering products for sale in California that contain benzophenone must provide consumers with a warning of the risks of... full text
posted on March 30, 2017
Paul Wozniak has issued 26 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as dishes, headphones, and cables in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Wozniak alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other reproductive... full text