Media Advisory

Barbara A. Lee, Director


FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
November 14, 2016

Contact: Ben Edokpayi
(916) 322-4799
Benjamin.Edokpayi@dtsc.ca.gov

DTSC Webinar on Tuesday to Focus on Potential Priority Products

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, November 15th 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will hold a two-hour webinar to open a dialogue with interested stakeholders on three topics of interest to the Safer Consumer Products program. The webinar is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM PST.

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 a decision 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.
  • Specific chemicals found in consumer products that can enter the aquatic environment and harm aquatic life.
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs), 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.

Following the webinar, background documents on each of the topics discussed will be available via our CalSafer website. A recording of the webinar will also be available on the SCP website.

What: Webinar/Call-in
Where: Via conference call. Please dial: 800-857-5045 Participant passcode: 3209286
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 10:00 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 www.dtsc.ca.gov. 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.