California Proposition 65 Safe Harbor List updated

On 7 October 2016, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) updated the California Proposition 65 Safe Harbor List. 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. Under Proposition 65, no person shall knowingly discharge or release a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity to water or land which leads to contamination of drinking water. Safe harbor levels, which include No Significant Risk Levels (NSRLs) for cancer-causing chemicals and Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for chemicals causing reproductive toxicity, have been established for many of the chemicals listed under Proposition 65. Exposure levels and discharges to drinking water sources that are below the safe harbor levels are exempt from the requirements of Proposition 65. 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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