Chemical Listed Effective 30 September 2016 as Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer: Furfuryl Alcohol

Effective 30 September 2016, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding furfuryl alcohol (CAS No. 98-00-0) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. The listing of furfuryl alcohol is based on formal identification by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer. The documentation supporting OEHHA’s determination that the criteria for administrative listing have been satisfied for furfuryl alcohol is included in the “Notice of Intent to List Furfuryl Alcohol” posted on OEHHA’s website and published in the 31 July 2015 issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2015, No. 31-Z). The publication of the notice initiated a public comment period that closed on 30 September 2015. OEHHA received public comments on furfuryl alcohol. The comments and OEHHA’s responses are posted with the Notice of Intent to List. A complete, updated chemical list will be published in the 14 October 2016 issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register and is available on the OEHHA website at http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list. In summary, furfuryl alcohol is listed under Proposition 65 as known to the state to cause cancer, as follows: Chemical CAS No. Endpoint Listing Mechanism* Furfuryl alcohol 98-00-0 Cancer AB (US EPA) *Listing mechanism: AB – “authoritative bodies” mechanism (Title 27, Cal. Code of Regs. section 25306). Further information is available at: September 30, 2016 Proposition 65 List Chemical Listed Effective September 30, 2016 as Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer: Furfuryl Alcohol

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