The California Environmental Protection Agency’s (Cal/EPA), Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) convened a meeting of the Proposition 65 Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) on July 12 and 13, 2011. The meeting was held at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento, California.

Following a staff presentation, comments from the public and committee discussion, the DARTIC determined that sulfur dioxide has been clearly shown to cause developmental toxicity based on findings of low birth weight in scientific studies.  The chemical was added to the Proposition 65 chemical list as known to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental toxicity endpoint) effective July 29, 2011.  The DARTIC did not find that sulfur dioxide has been clearly shown to cause female or male reproductive toxicity.

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