Prop 65 Roundup - October 2023
Industry Says Research Shows No Basis For Prop. 65 Vinyl Acetate Listing
As such, vinyl acetate exposures in the concentration ranges experienced by humans from all routes of human exposure are not likely to result in carcinogenicity and therefore vinyl acetate should not be listed for cancer under Prop 65.
Attorney General Bonta Files Lawsuit Against Nine Companies for Illegal Sale of Inhalable Industrial Hemp Products and Proposition 65 Violations
State of California Department of Justice
California Attorney General Rob Bonta today filed a lawsuit against nine companies for selling illegal inhalable hemp products in violation of Assembly Bill 45, failing to include warnings required by Proposition 65 for all commercial industrial hemp products, and engaging in unfair business practices. The companies are online sellers of a variety of commercial industrial hemp products containing Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC) and/or beta-Myrcene that can be used for vaporizing and smoking, as well as applied to the skin and ingested. Delta 9-THC has numerous health risks, including increased risk of reproductive harm, and developmental delays, and beta-Myrcene is a chemical known to cause cancer. The public’s potential exposure to these compounds in California requires warnings of these risks.
Announcement of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 12, 2023
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will convene a meeting of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) for possible listing of bisphenol S (BPS) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, codified at Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq. (Proposition 65). OEHHA is also opening a 45-day public comment period on the hazard identification document for this chemical. The public comment period will end on Monday, November 20, 2023. A copy of the document is available on OEHHA’s website at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65.
Notice Of Intent to List Chemicals by the Labor Code Mechanism: Coal-Tar Pitch, Fluoro-Edenite Fibrous Amphibole, and Silicon Carbide Whiskers
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list coal-tar pitch, fluoro-edenite fibrous amphibole, and silicon carbide whiskers as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Health and Safety Code (HSC) sections 25249.5 et seq., otherwise known as Proposition 65.
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