Recent article from NutraIngredients:

“Certain chemicals or compounds such as vitamins and minerals are necessary to promote human health or to ensure the healthy growth of food crops. Excessive exposures to these same chemicals or compounds can cause cancer or adverse reproductive effects,” said OEHHA.

“OEHHA is seeking a way to balance the need for these nutrients with the necessity for providing Proposition 65 warnings for exposures to listed chemicals in foods.”

Under the draft regulatory language, the agency proposes that if a listed chemical is shown to be beneficial to human health and does not exceed the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), then consumption of this in a food would not be considered ‘exposure’.

The agency said that a chemical is considered beneficial to human health if a daily value or allowance has been established for it by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

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