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Proposed Revision to Proposition 65 Labeling Requirements

A major revision of the product labeling requirements for California’s Proposition 65 is expected to be final at the end of 2016. The regulation requires businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings when they “expose” Californians to listed chemicals identified by the state to cause of cancer or reproductive harm (currently, over 800 chemicals are on the list). The state agency that administers Proposition 65 has proposed significant changes to the regulations that include more detail regarding “clear and reasonable” warnings. [...]

UL Environment Receives Approval as CARB Third Party Certifier

Marietta, GA. April 19, 2016 – UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that is has received approval as a Third Party Certifier (TPC) for the California Air Resources Board (ARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM). As a result, UL Environment is authorized to test and assess composite wood panel products for compliance to the CARB regulation which limits the amount of formaldehyde that can be emitted from hardwood plywood, particle board and medium density fiberboard. [...]