Media Advisory

Barbara A. Lee, Director

October 3, 2016

Contact: Ben Edokpayi
(916) 322-4799

DTSC Holding Webinar to Discuss Potential Priority Products
Save the Date Announcement

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will hold a webinar to open a dialogue with interested stakeholders on three topics of interest to the Safer Consumer Products program.

The webinar is part of DTSC’s implementation of its Priority Products Work Plan and begins an engagement process to allow stakeholders an opportunity to provide information to, and help inform, DTSC in making decisions about the next Priority Products.

DTSC will present its findings and request additional information on three topics:

  • Exposure of nail salon workers to hazardous chemicals found in nail products.
  • Nonylphenol Ethoxylates and Triclosan found in consumer products that can enter the aquatic environment and harm aquatic life.
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs), a class of stain- and water-repellant chemicals used in a wide range of consumer products. DTSC will discuss its findings and questions about the use of PFAS in upholstered furniture, carpets, rugs, and carpet treatment products.

We advise the media and stakeholders to put this webinar on their calendars.

What: Webinar/Call-in

Where: Via conference call. (number TBD – More details available on the Safer Consumer Products website.)

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (from 10:30 a.m. to noon)

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FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: Contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control by phone at (800) 728-6942 or visit To report illegal handling, discharge, or disposal of hazardous waste, call the Waste Alert Hotline at (800) 698-6942.

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated properties, enforcing hazardous waste law, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.