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May 19, 2017: Acceptance of a Request for a Safe Use Determination for Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) in Interface Glasbac® And Glasbac®Re Modular Carpet Tile and Opportunity for Public Comment
OEHHA has received a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for the use of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in Interface GlasBac® and GlasBac®RE modular carpet tile, specifically that exposures to DINP in the carpet tile do not present significant cancer risks under Proposition 65, and therefore do not require a warning.  The request is made by Interface, Inc. pursuant to Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, section 25204(b)(3).
May 16, 2017: Blue-Green Algae: A Veterinarian Reference
Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) are non-pathogenic photosynthetic bacteria that grow in outdoor water bodies and produce toxins such as microcystins, cylindrospermopsin and anatoxin-a. This fact sheet is meant to help veterinarians with diagnosis and treatment options.
May 10, 2017: 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.