Showing posts with label BPA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BPA. Show all posts

April 22, 2013

Bisphenol A (BPA) Delisted on Proposition 65 banned chemical list in California

The info below is taken from a press release from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) which is the California government agency which governs the so called "Proposition 65" list of banned chemicals. Again this delisting of bisphenol A (BPA) is only based on a preliminary injunction (read the Judge's order here or download) in the case now pending below which may or may not be finally resolved in favor of the plastics or chemical industries whose trade group (American Chemistry Council) brought the lawsuit. The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group in San Francisco, said the decision was a "temporary setback". The NRDC encouraged California to place restrictions on BPA originally.

press release from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment:

Proposition 65
Chemical Delisted Effective April 19, 2013 As Known To The State Of California To Cause Reproductive Toxicity: Bisphenol A (BPA)[04/19/13]

Effective April 19, 2013, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is removing bisphenol A (BPA) (CAS No. 80-05-7) from the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65 fn1. The chemical was added to the list on April 11, 2013 based on reproductive endpoints (developmental toxicity).

On April 19, 2013, the Honorable Raymond M. Cadei issued a preliminary injunction requiring OEHHA to delist the chemical in American Chemistry Council v Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, et al., Sacramento County case number 34-2013-00140720, pending final resolution of the case. A copy of the court’s order is included with this Notice.

A complete, updated chemical list will be published in an upcoming issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register and is available on the OEHHA website at

Please contact Carol Monahan Cummings, OEHHA Chief Counsel at (916) 322-0493 or if you have questions regarding this notice.

fn1 The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.

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