The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding Furfuryl Alcohol (CAS No. 98-00-0) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). The listing takes effect September 30, 2016.
AB (US EPA)
Listing mechanism: AB – “authoritative bodies” mechanism (Title 27, Cal. Code of Regs. section 25306).
Furfuryl alcohol is not only an important organic chemical raw material which can be used in the production of furfural resin, furan resin, furfuryl alcohol - urea-formaldehyde resin and phenolic resin, but also a good solvent for varnish, pigment . It can be used as rocket fuel at the same time . In addition, it can also be used in industry of synthetic fibers, rubber, pesticides.
CA 65 Introduction
Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The Proposition was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State‘s drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. so, in theory, all products containing hazardous substances within the scope of its control, including but not limited to Electrical and electronic products, textile products, toys, food contact materials, jewelry products and home decor products.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The latest California 65 control list is as below.
Notice - Furfuryl Alcohol Listed as Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer:
Proposition 65 List will be published in the October 14, 2016:
California‘s 65 does not set limit to the material. The limit of substances in the products should refer to the existing lawsuit aiming at this kind of product or agreement. Enterprise should compare the existing lawsuit of substances control requirements and focus on newly added substances and risky chemicals. In order to reduce the risk of illegal, companies are suggested to conduct supply chain survey and perform test if necessary.
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