This notice is brought to you by the OEHHA.
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to change the basis for the listing of actinomycin D as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 19861. Actinomycin D was originally added to the Proposition 65 list as causing cancer on October 1, 1989 via the Labor Code mechanism2. OEHHA intends to change the basis to the “formally required to be labeled or identified” listing mechanism3. OEHHA intends to take this action pursuant to a recent decision by the Third District Court of Appeal in the Styrene Information and Research Council v. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment case4.
OEHHA’s determination: Actinomycin D has been identified or labeled to communicate a risk of cancer in accordance with formal requirements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
For the full notice, background on labeling requirements, and information on submitting comments please refer to the link above.