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Styrene to be Listed as Carcinogen

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list styrene as known to the State to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (known as Proposition 65). This action is being proposed under the authoritative bodies listing mechanism. OEHHA is the lead agency for Proposition 65 implementation. After an authoritative body has made a determination about a chemical, OEHHA evaluates whether listing under Proposition 65 is required using the criteria contained in the regulations.

According to OEHHA, Styrene meets the criteria for listing as known to the State to cause cancer under Proposition 65, based on findings of the National Toxicology Program. In 2011, NTP published the Twelfth Edition of the Report on Ca ... more »

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New Public Health Goal Adopted for Perchlorate in Drinking Water

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently published an updated public health goal (PHG) of 1 part per billion (ppb) for perchlorate in drinking water.

The new goal updates the previous PHG for perchlorate, which was set at 6 ppb in 2004. The updated PHG is lower than the previous goal because it incorporates new research about the effects of perchlorate on infants. Like the previous PHG, the updated PHG takes into account exposure from all sources of perchlorate including food. The lowering of the PHG does not suggest any food is unsafe or that the public should change its dietary habits.

“This updated public health goal reflects infants’ increased susceptibility to the health effects of perchlorate,” said OEHHA Director Dr. George Alexeeff. ... more »

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Learn DOT’s New Requirements for Shipping Batteries

Learn about DOT's new final rule designed to enhance the safe shipment of lithium cells and batteries. The rule establishes new shipping names, revises exceptions for small cells and batteries, changes the requirements for waste batteries, and establishes new safeguards for shipments of damaged and recalled batteries.

Attend Environmental Resource Center's webcast training to meet the DOT’s for hazmat employee training of personnel responsible for the shipment of batteries by ground and air.

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