The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently published a chloroprene fact sheet on its Proposition 65 warnings website.
Chloroprene is a Proposition 65-listed carcinogen used to make neoprene, a synthetic rubber used in a number of consumer products including certain garments and other apparel. Notably, the fact sheet explains that the use of neoprene products is unlikely to cause exposure to chloroprene, Levels of chloroprene in most neoprene products are very low, the agency said.”
Chloroprene was added to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens when it was included in the National Toxicology Programs (NTP) 14th Edition of its’ Report on carcinogens.
The OEHHA warning website is a fairly new addition added by the agency that has not been online for very long. It is specifically intended to assist consumers and businesses in understanding Proposition 65 warnings.
In fact, Safe Harbor warnings now must include the URL for the website, to provide information for consumers and businesses that have questions about Proposition 65 warnings.
OEHHA recently published three additional fact sheets for other chemicals in the past few months, including an update of its’ fact sheet that was published by the agency in 2016. agency’s Fact sheets serve the purpose of clarifying new or proposed regulations and a chemical profile of the chemical or substance at issue. The Fact Sheets are helpful guides to explain the potential harm a chemical or substance can cause, a useful guide for certain chemical compounds in commerce that are regulated by Proposition 65.