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SGS Provides Updates on New List of Carcinogenic Chemicals Under California Proposition 65

California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is now over 25 years old and has been effective in reducing exposures to toxic chemicals. It warns California residents of carcinogens and reprotoxic chemicals that come from consumer products and industrial activities. Businesses with ten or more employees may not expose individuals to chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving clear and reasonable warning, nor discharge such chemicals into drinking water (1).

Apr 4 2014, 1:44pm CDT | by

Hong Kong, China, April 04, 2014 --(PR.com)-- California Proposition 65 Against Carcinogenic Chemicals

Prop 65 applies to a current list of more than 850 chemicals identified by the state of California as causing cancer or reproductive harm. The list contains a wide range of chemicals and some examples include heavy metals (e.g. lead, cadmium and nickel), organic chemicals (e.g. phthalates [BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DnHP and DINP]) and flame retardants (e.g. tris-(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (TDBPP) and tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP)) (2) .

Of the 850 or so listed chemicals, lead-containing consumer products have been consistently targeted over the years. In the last few years, phthalates and TDCPP have also been frequently targeted (3). Violations of Prop 65 usually result in a settlement or a consent agreement which binds the parties involved to fixed concentrations of the chemical in question or to a warning label. While these settlements are only legally applicable to the parties involved, they can serve as a useful guide to the rest of the industry about what should be acceptable concentrations of the Prop 65 chemicals named in the suit.

In the last few months, a number of settlements have been reached. Selected consent agreements on DEHP, lead and phthalates in a range of consumer products are summarized in Table 1 within the latest SafeGuardS bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-04314-prop65-reformulation-chemcals-a4-en-14.pdf).

References:

(1) Proposition 65 in Plain Language (http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html)

(2) Current Prop 65 list (http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/Newlist.html) and
SafeGuards 225/13 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-22513-us-california-incorporates-diisononyl-phthalate-40-dinp-into-prop-65-list-a4-en-13.pdf)

(3) SafeGuards 25/14 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-02514-california-prop-65-flame-retardants-in-polyurethane-foams-a4-en-14.pdf) and
SafeGuards 193/13 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-19313-california-prop-65-recent-settlements-a4-en-13.pdf)

About SGS Services for Proposition 65

Throughout a global network of laboratories, SGS is able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy, for lead, phthalates and other restricted substances in consumer products for compliance with Prop 65 (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Hardgoods/Home-Furnishings-and-Houseware/California-Proposition-65.aspx) and international markets.

Please do not hesitate to contact the SGS experts for further information.

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
HingWo Tsang
TJP Information and Innovation Manager
SGS Hong Kong Ltd.
1/F OnWui Centre
25 Lok Yip Road
Fanling, NT, Hong Kong, China

t: +852 2774 7420
Email: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Hardgoods.aspx

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

Contact Information:
SGS Consumer Testing Services
HingWo Tsang
+852 2774 7420
Contact via Email
www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Hardgoods.aspx
SGS Hong Kong Ltd.
1/F OnWui Centre
25 Lok Yip Road
Fanling, NT, Hong Kong, China

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