AHPA webinar to explore significance of recent Prop 65 developments

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AHPA webinar to explore significance of recent Prop 65 developments
Proposals to amend the regulations, an unsuccessful lawsuit against Beech-Nut, and additions to the list of carcinogens are just a few of the topics to be discussed during an upcoming webinar about Prop 65 hosted by the American Herbal Products Association.

“Companies that sell products in California should understand these recent changes and be prepared for additional modifications that are in development,”​ said Michael McGuffin, AHPA president.

The webinar, which will air May 20, from 1-3 pm ET, will provide an overview of several significant developments related to California's Proposition 65, including:

•              California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposal to amend regulations for providing “clear and reasonable warnings” for exposures to Prop 65 listed chemicals

•              AHPA's advocacy efforts and partnership with a coalition headed by the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) to amend OEHHA's Prop 65 warning proposal

•              CalChamber's economic analysis to challenge OEHHA’s “false and unsupported” assertion that its proposed amended regulation will not have a significant adverse economic impact on businesses

•              Pulegone added to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens, but naturally occurring pulegone is exempt

•              The pending lawsuit against OEHHA that challenges the current maximum allowable daily level (MADL) of 0.5 mcg for lead exposures and AHPA's advocacy efforts in regarding this lawsuit

•              The unsuccessful lawsuit against Beech-Nut which successfully argued that daily exposure to a Prop 65-listed chemical in a food could be determined by averaging consumption over 14 days

•              Legislation introduced to clarify when a person does not knowingly and intentionally expose an individual to a Prop 65-listed chemical and AHPA's support of this bill

•              Sixty-day notices sent to California medicinal marijuana dispensaries regarding a failure to provide warnings for exposure to marijuana smoke and AHPA resources for companies that may be impacted by these actions

•              The proposed listing of Aloe vera whole-leaf extract and goldenseal root powder as chemicals "known to the state to cause cancer" under the automatic Labor Code listing procedure.


A panel of experts will discuss the issues, including Trent Norris, senior partner with Arnold & Porter, San Francisco, Gary Roberts, member of Dentons Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Environmental and Natural Resources practices, Los Angeles, Anthony Samson, policy advocate for products regulation, environmental regulation, housing and land use policy at the California Chamber of Commerce and Mario Fernandez, staff counsel III in the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

The webinar​ will cost $220 for AHPA members and $520 for non-members.

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