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Amid the flurry of products making coronavirus-related claims, some without legal approval or scientific support, one class of products raises unique questions:  so-called “pesticide devices,” like ozone generators and ultraviolet (UV) lights, which are instruments that claim to control
Continue Reading EPA Cautions Consumers About Ozone Generators, UV Lights, and Other Pesticide Devices Making Coronavirus Claims

Originally posted on Ad Law Access By on May 29, 2020

Earlier this week, federal regulators continued their efforts to combat the spread of products featuring allegedly false and misleading claims that products can diagnose, treat, cure, or


Continue Reading FDA and FTC Joint Warning Letters Target Amazon Affiliates Making False COVID-19 Claims

Yesterday, EPA issued another in a series of recent advisories aiming to clarify for consumers and companies what they need to know about disinfectant products claiming to kill the coronavirus.  EPA is actively investigating the numerous tips and complaints
Continue Reading EPA Issues Consumer Advisory on Products Claiming to Kill Coronavirus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is focusing substantial enforcement attention on the internet sale of pesticide products marketed with anti-viral claims, particularly those with claims related to coronavirus and COVID-19.  EPA is scrutinizing on-line listings of pesticide products to
Continue Reading EPA Scrutinizing On-Line Sale of Anti-Coronavirus Pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to expand the number of surface disinfectants approved for use against coronavirus, announcing the addition of 70 new products to the agency’s “List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.”  This brings the total
Continue Reading EPA Expands List of Approved Coronavirus Disinfectants

The many U.S. companies that combust natural gas as part of their operations received good news today, as EPA announced that it will amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “Fees Rule” to exclude from coverage manufacturers that only produce
Continue Reading EPA Announces Remedy to Overly Broad TSCA Fee Requirements, Including Relief for Natural Gas Combustion Operations

With the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, and as stories of hording Purell and antimicrobial wipes abound, this practitioner* has been inundated recently by questions — from clients, co-workers, family, and friends — about what products they can use to
Continue Reading Coronavirus: Does My Disinfectant Work Against the COVID-19 Pathogen?

EPA has agreed, in a draft settlement, to conduct a rulemaking regarding the establishment of regulations to address potential “worst case” spills of hazardous substances similar to the existing “Facility Response Plan” (FRP) program for oil.  In a consent decree
Continue Reading EPA Consent Agreement Sets Schedule for Hazardous Substance Spill Response Rulemaking (**Updated**)

On January 31st, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed amendments aimed at clarifying certain provisions of the Proposition 65 warning regulations governing internet, electronic, and catalog sales.  The proposal comes in response to ongoing questions about
Continue Reading California Proposes to Clarify Prop 65 Requirements for Internet and Electronic Sales