Cafe Bricco (The Chestnut Room)
3150 W Market St (Doubletree Hotel across from Summit Mall)
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Reception starts at 5:00 pm
Dinner begins at 5:30 pm
Dinner will include: Salad, Entree of choice and a Dessert Platter
- Fettuccine with sautéed shrimp, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and asiago cream sauce
- Pan-seared chicken breast glazed in cajun honey over creamy parmesan risotto topped with sautéed peppers and onions
- Pan-fried eggplant parmesan topped with sliced tomato and mozzarella cheese over fettuccine marinara
RSVP to Steve Smith firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14th.
The Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (L.E.S.C.C.) Presents:
California’s Proposition 65 chemical list, safe harbor numbers and influences on formulating personal care products
California’s (1986) Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels.
Businesses are required to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical. This warning can be given by a variety of means, such as by labeling a consumer product, posting signs at the workplace, distributing notices at a rental housing complex, or publishing notices in a newspaper. Once a chemical is listed, businesses have 12 months to comply with warning requirements.
Current law states that “no person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving a clear and reasonable warning”. If, you do business or put products in the stream of commerce in California, you should review the Proposition 65 list to determine if your products or activities are likely to expose individuals to any of those chemicals. If you anticipate causing such an exposure, you must provide a warning.
Businesses do not have to provide a warning if the exposures they cause are so low as to create no significant risk of cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. It is the responsibility of the business causing the exposure to determine whether the exposure poses no significant risk.
For a chemical that causes cancer, the No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) is defined as the level of exposure that would result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed to the chemical over a 70-year lifetime. In other words, a person exposed to the chemical at the NSRL for 70 years would not have more than a one in 100,000 chance of developing cancer as a result of that exposure.
To assist businesses, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) develops numerical guidance levels, known as “Safe Harbor numbers.” A business does not need to provide a warning for exposures below the “Safe Harbor” level and the discharge prohibition also does not apply if discharges are below the Safe Harbor level. OEHHA has established Safe Harbor numbers for over 300 of the 800 chemicals currently on the list and continues to develop Safe Harbor numbers for other listed chemicals.
Understanding PROP 65 list and its safe harbor numbers known as NSRL (No Significant Risk Levels) for carcinogens and the MADL (Maximum Allowable Dose Levels) for reproductive toxins is crucial for personal care formulators and manufacturers, especially considering the most recent personal care chemicals which were added to the PROP 65 list now including; coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine), diethanolamine, titanium dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size), and benzophenone.
Cindy Graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Biology, B.S. in Secondary Science Education and a minor in Chemistry. She began her career with Miller Brewing Company as a Quality Control Analyst, followed by quality positions at GOJO Industries, Inc. Akron, Ohio before moving into Regulatory Affairs at GOJO Industries in 1997. Since 2002 she has been at The Lubrizol Corporation (Cleveland, Ohio) and currently holds the position of Global Product Stewardship Manager for Personalcare and Homecare and also has Product Stewardship oversight responsibilities for the rest of The Lubrizol Corporation for the Americas.