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Changes to California Carcinogen and Reproductive Toxin Lists

Posted by STP Editorial Team on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has made a number of changes to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).

The following substances were added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer:

  • Chloral (CAS No. 75–87–6), effective September 13, 2013

  • Chloral hydrate (CAS No. 302–17–0), effective September 13, 2013

  • 1,1,1,2–tetrachloroethane (CAS No. 630–20–6), effective September 13, 2013

  • Trichloroacetic acid (CAS No. 76–03–9), effective September 13, 2013

  • Chloramphenicol sodium succinate (CAS No. 982–57–0), effective September 27, 2013

  • Diisononyl phthalate, effective December 20, 2013

  • Emissions from high-temperature unrefined rapeseed oil, effective January 3, 2014.

The following substance was added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity:

  • Trichloroethylene (CAS No. 79-01-6), effective January 31, 2014.

The following substances were removed from the Proposition 65 list of chemicals, effective December 13, 2013, because OEHHA has determined that these five chemicals have not been clearly shown, through scientifically valid testing conducted according to generally accepted principles, to cause reproductive toxicity:

  • Tert–amyl methyl ether

  • 2–ethylhexanoic acid

  • Ethyl–tert–butyl ether

  • p,p’–oxybis(benzenesulfonyl hydrazide) 

  • 1,3,5–triglycidyl–s–triazinetrione.

Specialty Technical Publishers has recently published an update to its publication Environmental Auditing: Integrated Federal & California Compliance Guide and also publishes the following related guides:

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