The Weight Of Wood Dust Warnings In Calif.

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 1:58 PM EST) -- In December 2009, California added "wood dust" to the list of more than 900 chemicals and other substances subject to California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, commonly called "Proposition 65." The listing was controversial because the term "wood dust" is vague, too broad and will undoubtedly lead to over-enforcement, subjecting the business community to "bounty hunter" lawsuits. The warning requirement took effect on Dec. 18, 2010.

Proposition 65 requires any person "in the course of doing business" who exposes an individual in California to...
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