A public hearing will be held on August 16, 2018, at which time any person may make comments orally or in writing on the proposed action described in this notice.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Our mission is to protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.
The proposed regulation would state that drinking coffee does not pose a significant cancer risk, despite the presence of chemicals created during the roasting and brewing process that are listed under Proposition 65 as known carcinogens.
The advisory issued provides safe eating advice for black bass, Fathead Minnow, Common Carp, Sacramento Blackfish, and sunfish.
OEHHA is soliciting comments on the revised draft technical support document during a 30-day comment period. OEHHA will evaluate all the comments received and revise the document as appropriate.
The comment period will be extended to on this proposed amendment has been extended to 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 5, 2018.
The listing of TRIM® VX is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer. The criteria used by OEHHA for the listing of chemicals under the “authoritative bodies” mechanism can be found in Title 27, Cal. Code of Regs., section 25306.
On May 7, 2018, the Office of Administrative Law approved the adoption of a new subsection under Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Chapter 2, Pesticide Program.
The regulation will be effective on July 1, 2018. This regulation establishes a No Significant Risk Level of 0.88 micrograms per day for vinylidene chloride for purposes of Proposition 65.
OEHHA offers educational courses to health care providers on the recognition, treatment, and reporting of pesticide-related illness. Courses are available on-line or on-site. Each course is approximately one hour, and continuing education credits may be provided.