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Apr. 11 – Prop 65: Chemical Under Consideration – Oryzalin

A release from the OEHHA:

Chemical which may meet the criteria set forth in Section 12306 for listing as known to cause cancer via the “authoritative bodies” mechanism:

Chemical: Oryzalin

CAS No.: 19044-88-3

Chemical Use: Herbicide used on almonds, grapes, fruit trees, pistachios, pomegranates; in gardening and landscape maintenance, and in rights-of-way.

U.S. EPA Classification: Likely to be carcinogenic to humans.

Reference: U.S. EPA (2003)

In order to be considered, comments must be received at OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

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