Proposition 65 Benefits Californians, And Improved Warnings Are Coming

Lauren Zeise
Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., is the Acting Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of California voters’ approval of Proposition 65. Over the past three decades, this landmark law has provided Californians with significant health benefits by reducing exposures to harmful chemicals. Proposition 65 ensures that Californians are informed about potential exposure to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. […]

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Clearing Up Errors on Aloe Vera and Prop 65

Lauren Zeise
Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., is the Acting Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

Tom Scott’s recent piece, “Feel the Burn: Aloe Vera Added to Prop. 65 List” (2/11/16) contained some serious factual deficiencies. The  article only cited the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s original proposal to add Aloe vera  to the Proposition 65 list, but failed to explain what we actually did.  We added “Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf […]

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