Tag: OEHHA

Food Processors Prop 65 Chemicals of Interest

We recently posted a blog concerning food products and Proposition 65. There have been several chemicals in the news lately that may concern food processors, including methanol, pulegone, beta-myrcene, and PCBs. Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, can be produced by natural fermentation of fruits and vegetables, and additionally when fruit cell membranes are broken … Continue Reading

Proposition 65: New Director of OEHHA

Yesteday, Governor Brown appointed George Alexeeff as the Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) at the California EPA.  Alexeeff has been the deputy director of OEHHA since 1998 and has worked at the department since 1988.  He has a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from U.C. Davis. Among other duties, OEHHA is … Continue Reading

Prop 65 Targets Cooked Food, Coffee and Vitamin Supplements

This blog entry was originally written by Lee Smith from the California Environmental Law Blog. The Industry Acrylamide Coalition (Coalition) filed suit against the State of California Office of Environmental Health  Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the agency that manages and revised the Prop 65 list to include 4-metheylimidazole (4-MEI), as a carcinogen.  4-MEI is often found … Continue Reading
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