Proposition 65 Archive

California Court Upholds Safe Harbor for Lead

There has been a case swirling in California where the plaintiff, Mateel, sought to invalidate the existing safe harbor for lead exposure in that state. Businesses, including those serving the water industry, were worried that a successful result for the plaintiff would expose them to expensive lawsuits for selling products containing even trace amounts of […]

Pending California Lawsuit Has Industry in Waiting

California’s toxicity regulations are widely regarded as some of the strictest in the world. Peter and Don explain how regulations related to lead exposure could become even stricter through a recent lawsuit filed by a for-profit legal enforcement group. Businesses operating in California should be aware of the lawsuit and its potential consequences. Read the […]

Doing Business in California? Take Note of Changes to Nation’s Most-Stringent Toxicity Regulations

Recent proposed changes to California’s Proposition 65, “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” have businesses and trade associations in a state of agitation—if not alarm—as some of the nation’s most stringent toxic substances regulations could become even stricter. Thirty years after the initiative was first adopted, the administrative body charged with […]