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The (Possibly) Short Life of the Proposition 65 Short Form Warning

With significant changes to Proposition 65’s warning requirements on the horizon, many businesses are asking how short-lived the Prop 65 short-form warning will be.  Although we do not yet have an answer, we do know that, earlier this year, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) announced proposed amendments to the short-form warning, which has seen widespread use by businesses looking to comply with Prop 65. Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings before knowingly and intentionally exposing California consumers to one of over 900 chemicals listed as known to the State to cause cancer…

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