Prop 65 Roundup - July 2023
CEH Takes Legal Action Against Five Metal Plating Facilities Discharging High Levels of PFAS Chemicals into the Environment in LA County
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LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2023 - Nonprofit organization the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent legal notices to five metal plating facilities in Los Angeles County today after discovering that these companies are discharging toxic PFAS chemicals, also called "forever chemicals," into groundwater.
Request for Relevant Information on the Carcinogenicity of Vinyl Acetate
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has selected vinyl acetate for the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC)’s review for possible listing under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, codified at Health and Safety Code [HSC] section 25249.5 et seq. (Proposition 65). This notice announces a data call-in to solicit information from the public relevant to the assessment of the carcinogenicity of the chemical. Vinyl acetate was selected from chemicals prioritized by the CIC in 2016. See the 2016 CIC Meeting Synopsis for more information.
Overview of the June 2023 Meeting of the CIC
A meeting of the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) was held virtually on June 13, 2023. The first agenda item was a session on the key characteristics of carcinogens and their use in cancer hazard identification. The key characteristics approach has been utilized over the past several years in the cancer hazard identification documents prepared by OEHHA. The CIC meeting included presentations from invited speakers and discussions with the Committee, helping inform future cancer hazard identification work at OEHHA.
Notice Of Intent to List Chemicals by The Labor Code Mechanism: Anthracene, 2-Bromopropane, and Dimethyl Hydrogen Phosphite
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list anthracene (CAS RN 120-12-7), 2‑bromopropane (CAS RN 75-26-3 [corrected as of June 27, 2023]), and dimethyl hydrogen phosphite (CAS RN 868-85-9) as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, sections 25249.5 et seq. of the Health and Safety Code (HSC), otherwise known as Proposition 65.
Antimony (Trivalent Compounds) Found Not to Meet Labor Code Listing Criteria
After review of the 2023 monograph, OEHHA has determined antimony (trivalent compounds) does not meet the criteria for listing as causing cancer via the Labor Code mechanism.
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