CHICAGO--(www.intertek.com), the leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, has recently expanded its services portfolio to support companies to comply with recently proposed California Proposition 65 legislative changes. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently announced a notice of intent to add Bisphenol A (BPA) to the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity. If adopted, the Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) for BPA will be 290 micrograms per day. The California Proposition 65 Listing is not a proposed ban of BPA, but it will regulate that warning labels are to be applied to consumer products if the potential exposure of consumers will exceed this MADL.)--Intertek (
“Intertek helps a wide array of customers ensure safe use and eliminate non-compliances under California Prop 65.”
Proposition 65 ("The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986") is a California law with the goal to protect drinking water sources from toxic substances that cause cancer and birth defects and to reduce exposure to those chemicals by requiring warnings labels.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical building block that is used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate is used in a wide variety of common products including digital media (e.g., CDs, DVDs), electrical and electronic equipment, automobiles, sports safety equipment, reusable food and drink containers, and many other products. Epoxy resins have many uses including engineering applications such as electrical laminates for printed circuit boards, composites, paints and adhesives, as well as in a variety of protective coatings. Cured epoxy resins are inert materials used as protective liners in metal cans to maintain the quality of canned foods and beverages, and have achieved wide acceptance for use as protective coatings.
Intertek has extensive experience in providing Proposition 65 services for products including chemical testing and analysis, toxicological risk assessments, exposure assessments, strategy development, consulting, training, supply chain compliance support, and litigation support.
“In 2013, the state of California is looking to expand the chemicals included in Proposition 65 requirements thereby providing a challenge to the many businesses using or applying BPA or their derivative plastics and resins to continue uninterrupted trade in California,” states Joel Pekay, Sales and Marketing Director, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals at Intertek. “Intertek helps a wide array of customers ensure safe use and eliminate non-compliances under California Prop 65.”
Learn more about Intertek’s Proposition 65 services: http://www.intertek.com/prop65/
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