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Chemicals Listed Effective June 22, 2012 As Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer: benzophenone (CAS No. 119-61-9), coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine) (CAS No. 68603-42-9), diethanolamine (CAS No. 111-42-2), and 2-methylimidazole (CAS No. 693-98-1)
[06/22/12]

Follow this link to download the June 22, 2012 Proposition 65 list that includes benzophenone (CAS No. 119-61-9), coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine) (CAS No. 68603-42-9), diethanolamine (CAS No. 111-42-2), and 2-methylimidazole (CAS No. 693-98-1)

If you would like to sort the list by CAS number or date, please download the list as an Excel document. You can then sort the list by date, CAS number, or chemical name using MS Excel. The Excel document also includes the listing mechanism for each chemical listing and the safe harbor level, if one has been adopted. A hyperlink is provided for those chemicals for which the basis for listing documentation is available electronically. A hyperlink is provided for those safe harbor levels for which the risk assessment documentation is available electronically.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) within the California Environmental Protection Agency is adding benzophenone (CAS No. 119-61-9), coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine) (CAS No. 68603-42-9), diethanolamine (CAS No. 111-42-2), and 2-methylimidazole (CAS No. 693-98-1) to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65 ).  The listing of these four chemicals is effective June 22, 2012. 

Health and Safety Code section 25249.8(a) incorporates California Labor Code sections 6382(b)(1) and 6382(d) into Proposition 65.  The law requires that certain substances identified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) be listed as known to cause cancer under Proposition 65.  Labor Code section 6382(b)(1) refers to substances identified as human or animal carcinogens by IARC.  Labor Code section 6382(d) refers to substances identified as carcinogens or potential carcinogens by IARC or NTP.  Information regarding carcinogenicity classifications by IARC may be found at the following URL:  http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Preamble/CurrentPreamble.pdf (IARC Preamble).

The basis for the listing of benzophenone, coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine), diethanolamine, and 2-methylimidazole was described in a public notice published in the January 20, 2012, issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2012, No. 3-Z).  The title of the notice was “Notice of Intent to List Chemicals by the Labor Code Mechanism”.  The publication of the notice initiated a public comment period that closed on April 6, 2012.  

A complete, updated Proposition 65 list is published elsewhere in this issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register and is available on the OEHHA website at http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html.


Chemical

CAS No.

Toxicological Endpoint

Listing Mechanism

Benzophenone

119-61-9

cancer

LC

Coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine)

68603-42-9

cancer

LC

Diethanolamine

111-42-2

cancer

LC

2-Methylimidazole

693-98-1

cancer

LC

  Health and Safety Code, section 25249.5,et seq.

  Listing mechanism:  LC – “Labor Code” mechanism (Labor Code sections 6382(b)(1) and (d))

 

 
 
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