Likely methanol addition to Prop 65 list

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, June 29, 2007

On June 22nd, the California Environmental Protection Agency's (Cal/EPA's) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published an announcement in the California Regulatory Notice Register requesting relevant information concerning methanol as a potential addition to the list chemicals under the provisions of Proposition 65.  A document discussing their rationale for considering the evaluation of this chemical is available at  

Methanol is currently used in products such as varnishes, shellacs, paints, windshield washer-fluid, antifreeze, adhesives, deicers, and SternoTM heaters.  

If you have an interest, you are encouraged to participate in the review process.  Additional questions can be answered by Cynthia Oshita with Cal/EPA at 916-445-6900.

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