The Carcinogen Identification Committee is a group of expert scientists appointed by the Governor to identify chemicals that have been clearly shown through scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles to cause cancer. (Cal. Health & Safety Code § 25249.8).
The Carcinogen Identification Committee includes experts from among the following areas of specialization: epidemiology, oncology, pathology, medicine, public health, statistics, biology, toxicology, and related fields.
The committee meets at least once each calendar year.
The addition of a chemical to the Proposition 65 list by the committee requires three steps:
The committee has developed guidance for its use in identifying chemicals for listing as “known to the state to cause cancer."
Members of the committee also have the authority to suggest and prioritize chemicals for future review. They also identify the “authoritative bodies” (such as the National Toxicology Program and the International Agency for Research on Cancer) whose formal identifications of carcinogens qualify chemicals for listing. (Cal. Health & Safety Code § 25249.8).