This notice is brought to you by the OEHHA.
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list the chemical Bisphenol A as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.1 This action is being proposed under the authoritative bodies listing mechanism.
OEHHA requested information relevant to the possible listing of Bisphenol A in a notice published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on February 12, 2010 (Register 2010, Vol. No. 7-Z). OEHHA received several comments. Responses to those comments are being provided separately.
OEHHA’s determination: Bisphenol A meets the criteria for listing as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) under Proposition 65, based on findings of NTP (NTP-CERHR, 2008).
Formal identification and sufficiency of evidence for BPA: In 2008, the NTP-CERHR published a report on Bisphenol A titled “NTP-CERHR Monograph on the Potential Human Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Bisphenol A” (NTP-CERHR, 2008). The report concluded that the chemical causes developmental toxicity in laboratory animals at high levels of exposure. This report satisfies the formal identification and sufficiency of evidence criteria in the Proposition 65 regulations.
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