CIC to Discuss Prioritization Chemicals at Upcoming Meeting (September 2016)

The California Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is putting five chemicals or chemical groups up for consideration by the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) to determine whether or not they should be added to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer.

These chemicals or chemical groups include:

▲ Aspartame

▲ Asphalt and Asphalt Emissions Associated with Road Paving and Roofing

▲ Methyl Chloride

▲ Type I Pyrethroids

▲ Vinyl Acetate

According to OEHHA’s
notice, these chemicals are being submitted for CIC consultation based on epidemiologic data and animal data presented in the 2004 OEHHA document “Process for Prioritizing Chemicals for Consideration under Proposition 65 by the State’s Qualified Experts”. This process for prioritizing chemicals promotes public health and safety by ensuring that OEHHA, CIC, and related agencies focus on evaluating chemicals potentially harmful to the public.

The meeting will take place on November 15, 2016 at CalEPA Headquarters in Sacramento, CA. OEHHA is opening a comment period on these chemicals until October 24, 2016. Submissions may be made electronically or in writing.