OEHHA intends to list TRIM® VX as known to the state to cause cancer via the authoritative bodies mechanism. OEHHA is providing this opportunity to comment as to whether the chemical meets the requirements for listing as causing cancer.
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
The proposed change would establish a Proposition 65 Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) for exposure to metham sodium of 290 micrograms per day.
OEHHA has received a request to adopt tailored safe harbor exposure warnings for exposures to listed chemicals that can occur at residential rental properties, and is proposing this rulemaking in response to that request.