Environment & Energy Report

CalEPA to Add PFOS, PFOA to Prop. 65 List

Sept. 16, 2016, 11:02 PM

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment intends to add chemicals used in waterproof garments, carpets, stain repellents and fast food wrappers to the Proposition 65 reproductive toxicity list.

The Sept. 16 notice of intent to list perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) comes under the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly called Prop. 65.

The listing follows the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year releasing lifetime health advisories of 0.07 micrograms per liter for individual or combined exposure to PFOA and PFOS in drinking water.

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