California OEHHA Announces Proposition 65 Updates

By: SiliconExpert on January 19th, 2022

January 19, 2022 – California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added several new substances to California’s Proposition 65.  

California Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause a variety of health issues, including cancer and birth defects.  The proposition also requires that businesses place clear warning labels on products and locations that may contain those harmful chemicals.

Silicon Expert has compiled a list of the new substances that have been added to the Proposition and their occurrences. 

ChemicalOccurencesType of ToxicityListing MechanismCAS No.Date Listed
2-Ethylhexyl acrylate adhesives, coatings, construction materials, acrylic rubber, and emulsionsCancerLC103-11-7 17-Dec-21
Indium tin oxide flat screen displays, smart glass windows, appliance glasses, electronics, architectural windowsCancerLC50926-11-9 19-Mar-21
Methyl acrylate acrylic fabrics, paint, adhesives, resinsCancerLC96-33-3 17-Dec-21
Molybdenum trioxide agriculture, ceramic glazes, chemical manufacturing, enamels, pigmentsCancerLC1313-27-5 19-Mar-21
Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts non-stick coatings, stain repellant, Male reproductive toxicity
Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its salts and transformation and degradation precursors water, oil, and stain resistant coatings in leather, food products, carpet, and various fabricsCancerSQE24-Dec-21
Tetrahydrofuran adhesives, special paints, coatings, fibersCancerLC109-99-9 17-Dec-21
Trimethylolpropane triacrylate, technical grade adhesives, plastics, acrylic glue, inkCancerLC17-Dec-21
Let SiliconExpert Help You Stay Compliant 

California Proposition 65 stipulates those businesses must maintain knowledge and directly report to the public all chemicals contained within their products. 

According to the OEHHA’s website, failing to provide proper notification to the public could result in penalties as high as $2,500 per violation/ per day. 

SiliconExpert continuously monitors California Proposition 65 announcements and updates our substance database accordingly to ensure our customers are alerted and have access to the most current information that could impact your business.   

To learn more about SiliconExpert regulatory compliance data and our expanded data portfolio we offer through our Compliance Manager, contact us now! 

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