Marc Lifsher in the LA TIMES May 8, 2013 writes Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an overhaul of California’s 26-year-old landmark clean water and anti-toxins law that he said is being misused by “unscrupulous lawyers” filing lawsuits.
Brown proposed revisions to limit attorney’s fees; requiring plaintiffs to present more information in support of their claims; reconsider levels of cancer-causing chemicals to better reflect the danger to humans; and give the public more details about the specific exposure they face and how to avoid it. See Lifsher’s story here.
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires that the Governor revise and republish at least once per year the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The identification number indicated in the following list is the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number. No CAS number is given when several substances are presented as a single listing. The date refers to the initial appearance of the chemical on the list. Chemicals which are shown underlined are newly added. Chemicals or endpoints shown in strikeout were placed on the Proposition 65 list on the date noted, and have subsequently been removed.
To see the 22 page list of chemicals see link here .
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