California’s Prop 65 Adds 11 Chemicals Over The Past Year
In November 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as Prop 65. Prop 65 affects firms that either ship goods to or distribute products in the state of California, and is intended to protect California citizens and the state's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. Currently there are 970 chemicals regulated by Prop 65, a number of which were added in the past 12 months.
Chemicals added to the Prop 65 list in the last 12 months include:
- April 22, 2016: Styrene
- April 8, 2016: Abiraterone Acetate
- December 4, 2015: Methyl-N-Butyl Ketone
- December 4, 2015: Aloe Vera, Non-Decolorized Whole Leaf Extract and Goldenseal Root Powder
- November 27, 2015: Topiramate
- August 21, 2015: CMNP (pyrazachlor)
- August 14, 2015: Teriparatide
- June 19, 2015: Ethylene Glycol
- May 11, 2015: Atrazine, Propazine, Simazine
- May 11, 2015: Bishpenol A
- March 14, 2015: Beta-Mycrene
The full Prop 65 list can be found here. California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment also maintains a “Notice of Intent to List Chemicals,” which are chemicals under consideration to be added to the Prop 65 list. It can be found here.
More information on Prop 65 is available to PPAI members here.