Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
This request is limited to exposures to bisphenol A from the specified eyewear products (prescription glasses, OTC reading glasses, non-prescription sunglasses, and safety glasses).
This request is limited to exposures to crystalline silica (airborne particles of respirable size) from the four specified WOODWISE® wood filler products.
OEHHA has selected chemicals for the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee's review for possible listing under Proposition 65 as causing reproductive toxicity (developmental toxicity endpoint).
The Carcinogen Identification Committee of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board serves as the state’s qualified experts and renders an opinion about whether a chemical has been clearly shown to cause cancer. The chemicals identified as carcinogens by the CIC are added to the Proposition 65 list.
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