Six Chemicals Added to California Proposition 65 Substances List

January 10, 2022Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Six new chemicals added to CA Prop 65 regulated substances list

ca-prop-65In December, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added six chemicals to the list of substances regulated under the state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).

Effective December 17, 2021, the following four substances have been added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer:

  • 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate (CAS No. 103-11-7)
  • Tetrahydrofuran (CAS No. 109-99-9)
  • Methyl acrylate (CAS No. 96-33-3)
  • Trimethylolpropane triacrylate (Technical Grade)

Effective December 24, 2021, the following substance has been added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer:

  • Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Its Salts and Transformation and Degradation Precursors

And effective December 31, 2021, the following substance has been added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity:

  • Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts

The full California Proposition 65 list of regulated substances can be found here.

GreenSoft Technology provides help with CA Prop 65

Compliance with CA Prop 65 requires businesses to have detailed knowledge of the chemicals that their products or business locations contain and expose to the California public.

Affected companies are required to inform Californians about exposure to substances on the CA Prop 65 chemicals list before the potential exposure takes place. Penalties for being found in violation of CA Prop 65 can be as high as $2,500 per violation, per day.

In order to know which chemicals are exposed to the public, a business must collect substance data on the products that it sells to the public in California or the products that it uses within its California business locations.

GreenSoft Technology can help with this process. As part of our California Proposition 65 Data Services, we will collect substance data from your suppliers on your behalf, and check it against the list of chemicals regulated under CA Prop 65.

Contact us to learn more.

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