|California Lists Nickel (Soluble Compounds) on Prop 65 as Known to Cause Reproductive Toxicity|
Effective October 26, 2018, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added nickel (soluble compounds) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65 (Prop 65). Importantly, “soluble” is not defined in the listing. On October 11, 2018, OEHHA’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC), in its official capacity as the “state’s qualified experts” (SQE), determined that soluble nickel compounds were shown to cause reproductive toxicity based on the developmental and male reproductive endpoints. The listing of nickel (soluble compounds) means that warning requirements will apply in one year, or as of October 26, 2019.
Please see the full memorandum for some background on this issue and a commentary on the requirements.
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