California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has two ongoing requests to issue Safe Use Determinations (SUDs) under Proposition 65.
The first request was from Design Hardwood Products, Inc., the manufacturer of WOODWISE wood filler products. The company requested a SUD that exposure to crystalline silica (respirable-sized airborne particles) which are found in four of its wood fillers does not present a significant cancer risk under Prop 65. If a SUD is issued for the four products, a warning is not required if the amount of crystalline silica is below the safe limit.
The second request came from the Vision Council. The trade group is requesting a SUD on exposure to bisphenol (A) that is used in some eyewear products sold or manufactured by its member companies.
OEHHA is accepting comments on both SUDs until the public comment period ends on April 8.
The danger of ‘clear and reasonable’ warning display in rental cars
OEHHA also issued a notice of its recommendation to adopt a new section to its rules on ways ‘clear and reasonable’ Prop 65 warnings for toxic chemicals may be displayed in rental cars.
The proposed change is in response to concern from the rental car industry that the presence of a Prop 65 warning sticker on will make the car more easily identifiable as a rental. Police records show that tourists in rental cars are favorite break-in targets by car thieves and burglars.
The proposal includes several display methods of ‘safe harbor warnings.
Public Comments on the proposals will be accepted through April 22.