Chemical Evaluation to California Proposition 65
California Proposition 65 is a “right to know” law passed in the mid‐1980s to address growing consumer concerns about exposure to chemicals that may be present in consumer products. The law requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Businesses are given 12 months to comply with the Proposition 65 warning requirements after a new chemical is added to the list or be subject to risk of litigation from California’s enforcement community.
NSF offers full Proposition 65 services, from analytical capabilities to generating the required data to full dossier assembly. We may be able to leverage client data (such as product types and product formulations, which are useful for exposure calculation) from testing already completed in support of NSF certification or registration.
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OEHHA Issues Proposed NSRLs for Three Disinfection By-Products
August 11, 2020
On May 22, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which assesses health risks of environmental contaminants in products sold in California, issued three notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRs) establishing proposed no significant risk levels (NSRLs) for three water disinfection by-products : trichloroacetic acid, dibromoacetic acid and dichloroacetic acid; also known as haloacetic acids. These NPRs were open for comment until July 7. OEHHA is now reviewing the comments and will then issue a final rule.
Dermal Exposure and Proposition 65 Warning Obligations
June 10, 2020
60-Day Notices: What’s Happening With Proposition 65 So Far in 2020
May 11, 2020
Since January 1, 2020 there have been more than 940 60-day notices filed with the California Attorney General’s office for Proposition 65 violations. These notices were filed by 50 notifying parties and cover a significant breadth of products including foods, dietary supplements, kitchen appliances, tools and hardware, and a variety of other consumer products.
Proposition 65 at NSF International: Our Impact and People (Bonus Feature for Women’s History Month)
March 17, 2020
Over the past few years NSF’s Prop 65* team has been successful in conducting evaluations and analyses for a variety of product types including consumer and retail, nutritional, water and wastewater, sustainability, and many others. Most of our assessments have been proactive, with clients coming to NSF in support of their Prop 65 compliance, not in response to active litigation.