Effective from 18th December 2020, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has relisted Bisphenol A (BPA) as a reproductive toxicant (developmental endpoint) under the prop 65 act. Prop 65 act prohibits the use of BPA by an individual to use the chemical without producing any clear and reasonable warning.

Earlier on 11th April 2013 BPA was listed as a reproductive toxicant. But later in the same month, it was delisted based on an order issued by California's supreme court. Further, the court has granted a motion based on a preliminary injunction filed by the American chemistry council (ACC) & on Oct 2019 the court has denied the ACC’s challenge & the date for staying the appeal has ended in Oct 2020. Later the year the court has granted permission to OEHHA to relist the chemical under the category of a reproductive toxicant.

An updated chemical list can be found under the link:https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list

Reference:https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/crnr/notice-interested-parties-developmental-toxicity-endpoint-reinstated-listing

   

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