Recorded March 6, 2014
In December 2013, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added the phthalate DINP to California’s Proposition 65 list as “known to the State to cause cancer” despite the weight of scientific evidence indicating that DINP should not be listed on Prop 65. To support the DINP value chain, the American Chemistry Council High Phthalates Panel plans to develop a resource to assist in estimating potential exposures to DINP from vinyl consumer products.
As part of this webinar, we will provide an example of how to estimate exposures to the high phthalate DIDP, using an existing tool developed by the High Phthalates Panel. Currently, there are almost 900 substances on the Prop 65 list, including food ingredients and common household products, naturally occurring substances, ethyl alcohol in alcoholic beverages, aspirin and many prescription drugs. Prop 65 requires anyone doing business in California to label a product but only if human exposure to a listed substance in the product is expected to be at a level above the established “safe harbor” level for that substance. This webinar will be focused into four parts: An ACC attorney will provide an overview of Prop 65; an ACC member will then give examples demonstrating how they comply with Prop 65; and, another ACC member will give an example of how to estimate potential exposures from a high phthalate using the DIDP workbook developed by the High Phthalates Panel. Finally, time will be set aside to address any questions you may have on this topic.
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