California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced that the state’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board will that the expert panel will consider whether acetaminophen should be added to the state’s list of Proposition 65 carcinogens.
Acetaminophen was selected for this review when the CIC expert committee added the The Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board serves as the state’s qualified experts and renders an opinion about whether a candidate chemical has been clearly shown to cause cancer. The chemicals identified as carcinogens by the CIC are added to the Proposition 65 list.
OEHHA has selected acetaminophen for the CIC’s review for possible listing under Proposition 65. The agency is initiating the development of hazard identification materials pertaining to this chemical.
According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Aspirin and ibuprofen did not increase the risk of lymphoma, however, their findings suggested these findings applied only for acetaminophen. Aspirin and ibuprofen did not increase this risk, according to the study. published on May 10, 2011
Chemical Selected for Preparation of Cancer Hazard Identification Materials.
The review that the CIC expert panel will look at other scientific evidence that may be more recent than the Journal of Clinical Oncology’s findings.
OEHHA is soliciting public comments to provide information relevant to the assessment of the evidence of carcinogenicity for acetaminophen. Relevant information includes but is not limited to:
Cancer epidemiological studiesGenotoxicity testing
Other pertinent data on:
Effects on biochemical and physiological processes in humans
Interested parties wishing to provide pertinent information should submit it on or before April 29, 2019.
OEHHA selected this chemical from those prioritized by the CIC in 2011. For details, follow this link: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/transcript-comment-presentation/meeting-synopsis-and-slide-presentations-carcinogen.
Hazard identification materials for acetaminophen will be presented at a future meeting of the CIC for consideration of listing under Proposition 65. As of the release of this notice, this meeting has not been scheduled.
Hazard identification materials are made available to the public for comment prior to the CIC’s consideration of the chemical for possible listing. The availability of hazard identification materials will be announced in the California Regulatory Notice Register and on OEHHA’s website. Public comments received on these materials are sent to the CIC for its consideration prior to the meeting at which the chemical will be considered for listing. OEHHA announces the time, date, location, and agenda of CIC meetings in the California Regulatory Notice Register and on its website.
We encourage you to submit relevant information responsive to this request in electronic form, rather than in paper form. Comments may be submitted electronically through our website at https://oehha.ca.gov/comments. Comments submitted in paper form can be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation Program
P.O. Box 4010, MS-12B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Fax: (916) 323-2265
1001 I Street
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