Bromodichloroacetic acid listed under California Proposition 65

From 29 July 2016, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added the following substance to California’s Proposition 65 list: Bromodichloroacetic acid [CAS# 71133-14-7] California Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted in November 1986 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. A substance may be listed under Proposition 65 when a body considered to be authoritative has formally identified the substance as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The listing of Bromodichloroacetic acid is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer. Proposition 65 does not ban or restrict the use of listed chemicals, however suppliers of products containing a listed substance must label the product accordingly.

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