The listing of TRIM® VX is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer. The criteria used by OEHHA for the listing of chemicals under the “authoritative bodies” mechanism can be found in Title 27, Cal. Code of Regs., section 25306.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Our mission is to protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.
On May 7, 2018, the Office of Administrative Law approved the adoption of a new subsection under Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Chapter 2, Pesticide Program.
The regulation will be effective on July 1, 2018. This regulation establishes a No Significant Risk Level of 0.88 micrograms per day for vinylidene chloride for purposes of Proposition 65.
OEHHA offers educational courses to health care providers on the recognition, treatment, and reporting of pesticide-related illness. Courses are available on-line or on-site. Each course is approximately one hour, and continuing education credits may be provided.
The Synthetic Turf Scientific Advisory Panel will have its third meeting on Friday, May 25, 2018 in Sacramento. The tentative agenda and meeting materials for this meeting are available for download.
Updated Public Health Goals (PHGs) for nitrate and nitrite in drinking water, technical support document, received comments, and responce to comments.
The report presents 36 indicators that show how climate change is affecting California. The report is intended to promote scientific analysis to inform decision-making on mitigating and adapting to climate change and to serve as a resource for decision makers, scientists, educators, and the public.
Report covers temperature, wildfires, drought, Sierra Nevada snowmelt, species migration, shifting ranges of many species of California plants and animals.