CA Prop 65 could include three new chemicals

20 Dec 2022

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list 1-bromo-3-chloropropane (CAS RN 109-70-6), 1-butyl glycidyl ether (CAS RN 2426-08-6), and glycidyl methacrylate (CAS RN 106-91-2) as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65).

The Notice of Intent to List (NOIL) has been issued for 1-Bromo-3-Chloropropane, 1-Butyl Glycidyl Ether, and Glycidyl Methacrylate, it means that Cal/OSHA is considering adding these chemicals to the Proposition 65 list. The NOIL serves as a notification to the public and interested parties that Cal/OSHA is considering adding these chemicals to the list, and provides an opportunity for public comment on the proposed listing.

Public Comments Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 to Monday, January 9, 2023.

The California Proposition 65 requires the state of California to maintain a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The Labor Code Mechanism is a process by which chemicals can be added to this list based on a determination by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) that they pose a significant risk of injury or illness to workers.

It is important to note that Proposition 65 does not ban the use of these chemicals, but rather requires businesses to provide warnings to consumers about their potential risks. It is up to individual consumers to decide whether they want to purchase products containing these chemicals and to take steps to protect themselves from potential exposure.

Be prepared for the probable chemical additions to the CA Prop 65, talk to one of our compliance specialists to learn more.