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US: California lists six new substances under Proposition 65

SEPTEMBER 2019 - Relevant for: Electrical and electronics, hardlines, softlines, Toys and children's products

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has recently listed1 six new chemicals under the Safe Drinking Water Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as “Proposition 65”, as known to the state to cause cancer. The warning requirement of these new chemicals will take effect one year after listing.

The six new chemicals are summarised in the following:

Chemical

CAS No.

Potential application(s)

Listing date

2-amino-4-chlorophenol

95-85-2

Use in hair dye

13 September 2019


 

2 chloronitrobenzene

88-73-3

Used as an intermediate in the manufacture of o-aminophenol (a developer in the photography industry)

1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene

89-61-2

Used extensively in the manufacture of dyestuff intermediates and as an intermediate for pigments, pesticides and UV absorbents in closed systems

2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene

611-06-3 

Used as a chemical intermediate for the synthesis of chlormethoxyfen

N,N-dimethylacetamide

127-19-5

Used in the manufacture of various substances and in the production of fibres for clothing, industrial coatings, polyimide films, paint strippers, ink removers and other applications

para-nitroanisole

100-17-4

Used as a dye intermediate and for organic synthesis

[1] OEHHA lists six new chemical under proposition 65

 



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