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DTSC Intervenes After Exide Fails to Fully Investigate Contamination

DTSC Intervenes After Exide Fails to Fully Investigate Contamination

Citing persistent refusal by Exide Technologies to comply with its legal obligation to investigate the extent of contamination around its former battery recycling facility, the Department of Toxic Substances Control today rejected Exide’s Draft Residential RCRA Facility Investigation Report (RFI) and Residential Corrective Measures Study. DTSC also assessed penalties for violating….

DTSC Proposes Regulating Toxic Chemical in Nail Products

DTSC Proposes Regulating Toxic Chemical in Nail Products

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced today that it is taking steps to promote safer alternatives to a toxic chemical found in many nail products. Because of the danger it poses to nail salon workers and their customers, DTSC is proposing to list nail products containing the chemical toluene as a Priority Product under its Safer Consumer Products program….

News Conference Regarding Proposal to Make Nail Products Safer

News Conference Regarding Proposal to Make Nail Products Safer

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will hold a news conference on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to discuss a new proposal to regulate a toxic chemical found in many nail products. The proposed regulation seeks to protect the health of nail salon workers and their customers by requiring manufacturers to look for safer alternatives if they want to….

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