October 3, 2019｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
OEHHA adds new chemicals to the CA Proposition 65
Six substances were added to the list of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (CA Proposition 65).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added the following chemicals effective September 13, 2019:
- 2-Amino-4-Chlorophenol (CAS No. 95-85-2)
- 2-Chloronitrobenzene (CAS No. 88-73-3)
- 1,4-Dichloro-2-Nitrobenzene (CAS No. 89-61-2)
- 2,4-Dichloro-1-Nitrobenzene (CAS No. 611-06-3)
- N,N-Dimethylacetamide (CAS No. 127-19-5)
- Para-Nitroanisole (CAS No. 100-17-4)
The six substances are raw materials that are commonly used to create chemical compounds.
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Companies affected by California Proposition 65 are required to warn customers of potential exposure to the substances known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm.
The notification requirements were updated in August 2018. Among other changes, affected companies must now identify at least one regulated chemical that a specific product or location causes exposure to, as opposed to the previous general practice of simply warning of the presence of chemicals.
The list of these regulated substances is ever-changing and growing. The last prior addition to the regulated substances list was July 2019.