Bisphenol-A (BPA) Delisted as Known to the State of California to Cause Reproductive Toxicity

Effective April 19, 2013, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is removing bisphenol A (BPA) (CAS No. 80-05-7) from the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65.1 The chemical was added to the list on April 11, 2013 based on reproductive endpoints (developmental toxicity).

On April 19, 2013, the Honorable Raymond M. Cadei issued a preliminary injunction requiring OEHHA to delist the chemical in American Chemistry Council v Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, et al., Sacramento County case number 34-2013-00140720, pending final resolution of the case.  A copy of the court’s order is included with this Notice.

A complete, updated chemical list will be published in an upcoming issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register and is available on the OEHHA website at  

Please contact Carol Monahan Cummings, OEHHA Chief Counsel at (916) 322-0493 or if you have questions regarding this notice.

Footnotes and References

1The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.