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BPA Added to California Toxic Chemical List Despite Challenge

Oct. 19, 2020, 9:16 PM

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment can list bisphenol A under the state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act despite challenges regarding the lack of evidence of its harm to humans, a state appeals court said Monday.

The agency added BPA, a chemical used to coat food and beverage packaging, to the so-called Proposition 65 list in 2013, based on a study published by the National Toxicology Program’s Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction. The law requires manufacturers to warn California shoppers of the presence of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity and allows OEHHA...

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