Document Available: Prioritization of Toxic Air Contaminants - Children's Environmental Health Protection Act - Final Report

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The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released the final document, Prioritization of Toxic Air Contaminants - Children's Environmental Health Protection Act to solicit public comment. This document has been developed by OEHHA for use in implementing the Children's Environmental Health Protection Act (Senate Bill 25, Escutia; chaptered 1999). OEHHA is required to develop, by July 1, 2001, a list of up to five chemicals identified as Toxic Air Contaminants (TACs) that may cause infants and children to be especially susceptible to illness (Health and Safety Code Sections 39669.5(a)). The document includes: 1) a description of the prioritization process used to evaluate which TACs potentially disproportionately impact children, and 2) summaries for chemicals considered priority candidates for the list. A draft of this document was earlier made available for public comment, and the document has also undergone review by the State's Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants.

Please direct any inquiries concerning technical matters or availability of the document to
Dr. Andrew Salmon at (510) 622-3150, TAC Prioritization, 1515 Clay St., 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.