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California announces bold public health goals for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

Today the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, proposed bold new limits to regulate the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in drinking water.

California Assembly approves bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from water faucets and fixtures

Today a bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from water faucets and fixtures passed the California Assembly. If it becomes law, it will create the nation’s most legally stringent lead leaching limit...

Biden EPA moves to reverse Trump-era rollback of California’s strict tailpipe emissions standards

The Biden administration is moving toward again allowing California to set tighter auto tailpipe standards, reversing the Trump administration’s long battle with the state over its efforts to reduce...

California Assembly approves bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

Today, the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1200 by a vote of 43-12. If enacted, the law would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from paper, paperboard or plant-based food...

Calif. health agency finds synthetic food dyes associated with ADHD, neurobehavioral problems in kids

Children who consume synthetic food dyes are more susceptible to hyperactivity and behavioral problems, according to a new report by the top California environmental health agency.

Wisconsin’s Big Ag lobby threatens clean water rule

Wisconsin’s proposed nitrate pollution rule, critical to protecting the health of more than 1 million residents, is in danger of being blocked by a group of lawmakers beholden to industrial...

Calif. bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from plant-based food packaging passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on...

Calif. bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from faucets and fixtures passes key committee

State legislation to set a legally enforceable limit on the amount of lead leaching from drinking water faucets and fixtures passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic...

Calif. bill would ban ‘forever chemicals’ in products for children

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from a wide range of children’s products passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials...

California First State To Ban 24 Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products and Cosmetics

In a major victory for the movement for safer cosmetics, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, Assembly Bill 2762, into law. This is the nation's first state-level ban...

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