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California Prop 65: Hydrogen Cyanide, Cyanide Salts Listed as Known to Cause Reproductive Toxicity

July 5, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity, in accordance with Proposition 65 (effective July 5th, 2013).

California Prop 65: Clomiphene Citrate Listed as Known to Cause Cancer

May 24, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazrd Assessment (OEHHA) has added clomiphene citrate (CAS No. 50-41-9) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer, in accordance with Proposition 65. The addition of clomiphene citrate to the list is effective as of May 24, 2013.

California OEHHA: Benzene Reference Exposure Levels Comment Period

June 21, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is requesting public comments in regards to a draft document which proposes a revision to the Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) of benzene. RELs define the concentrations in the air which are not expected to cause adverse health effects for specified exposure durations. Under the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program (Health and Safety Code Section 44360(b)(2)), the OEHHA is obligated to provide guidelines on how to conduct health risk assessments.

US EPA: 2013 Risk Assessment for Flame Retardant Chemicals

March 27, 2013

In March of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the beginning of assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals to determine any potential risks to both the environment and to the public. The plan, which will focus primarily on flame retardant chemicals, is part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan, an effort to identify commonly used chemicals for risk assessment.

California Prop 65: Comment Period Extented for Cal/EPA's Notice of Intent: Bisphenol A

February 21, 2013

The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) has announced their , according to a publication made in the "California Regulatory Notice Register".

California: Specific Regulatory Levels: Chemicals Causing Reproductive Toxicity Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (Oral Exposure)

June 1, 2012

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed the adoption of a Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) under Proposition 65, of 1,200 micrograms/day for oral exposures to butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), CASRN 85-68-7.

Written comments must be received by OEHHA by July 16, 2012. All comments received will be posted on the OEHHA website after the public comment period has closed.

California: Proposed Specific Regulatory Levels Posing No Significant Risk: Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-Ppropyl) Phosphate (TDCPP)

June 1, 2012

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed the adoption of a No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP), CASRN 13674-87-8. The proposed NSRL of 5.4 micrograms per day (µg/day) is based on a rodent carcinogenicity study.

California: Notice of Intent to List: Isopyrazam and 3,3′,4,4′-Tetrachloroazobenzene

May 25, 2012

 

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list the chemicals isopyrazam (CASRN 881685-58-1) and 3,3′,4,4′ tetrachloroazobenzene (CASRN 14047-09-7) as known to the State to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. These actions are being proposed under the authoritative bodies listing mechanism.

California: Proposed Specific Regulatory Levels: Chloroform

May 18, 2012

 

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed the adoption of a Proposition 65 Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 660 micrograms per day for inhalation exposures to Chloroform (CASRN 67-66-3) by amending Section 25805(b). Chloroform is listed on Prop 65 as a chemical causing reproductive toxicity.

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