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Two Suits Charge California with Proposition 65 Violations

12:59 PM MST | December 3, 2007 | Alex Scott

A coalition of environmental and labor groups say they have filed a suit against the state of California for its “wholesale failure” to enforce the state’s Proposition 65 protections of residents from chemicals that cause cancer. The suit references a decision by an EPA advisory panel that recommended perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) be considered “likely to be carcinogenic.” The state, however, has yet to list PFOA under Proposition 65, the plaintiffs say. PFOA is a DuPont product used to make Teflon and grease and stain repellents...

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