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The mission of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is to protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.

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Jul 29, 2016: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Announcement of Public Hearing Amendment to Section 25603.3, Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Warnings for Exposures to Bisphenol A from Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages
This proposed action will continue to allow the temporary use of point-of-sale warning messages for BPA exposures from canned and bottled foods and beverages until warnings can be placed on newly manufactured cans and/or BPA is removed from the linings, until December 30, 2017.
Jul 20, 2016: Jobs at OEHHA
OEHHA is seeking qualified applicants in the Cancer Toxicology and Epidemiology, Fish, Ecotoxicology and Water, and Community Assessment and Research Sections.
Jul 13, 2016: Elkhorn Slough
Elkhorn slough fish advisory explains that women younger than 46 and children younger than 18 should not eat any Leopard Shark or large Bat Ray from Elkhorn Slough. People of all ages can safely eat as many as seven servings per week of Asian Clam or Speckled Sanddab.
Jul 8, 2016: Free Training for Healthcare Providers
Courses are available on-line or on-site. Each course is approximately one hour, and continuing education credits may be provided.  Courses are available in English and Spanish.