Recorded Recorded on May 8, 2014
In December 2013, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added diisononyl 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.
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.
To support the DINP value chain, ACC’s High Phthalates Panel has developed a proposed safe harbor level for DINP and a new tool that includes guidance and examples on how to estimate potential product exposures to the high phthalate DINP and compare it with the safe harbor level.
– Provided an overview of Prop 65
– Gave brief background on how DINP was listed and next steps for industry including a proposed Safe Harbor Level for DINP (a No Significant Risk Level or NSRL)
– Explained the framework and context surrounding the development of a proposed NSRL for DINP
– Outlined an example of how to estimate potential exposures using the new DINP-specific workbook developed by ACC’s High Phthalates Panel
– Addressed any questions webinar participants may have on this topic
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