The never ending story of BPA

As noted in prior posts, the Office of Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA", pronounced oh we hah) added BPA to the Proposition 65 list of reproductive toxicants on April 11, 2013. The basis was the authoritative source mechanism. [See http://www.rmkb.com/tasks/sites/rmkb/assets/image/253.pdf for an overview of Prop. 65.] As noted in prior post, the American Chemistry Council sued OEHHA on the grounds that the authoritative source's evaluation of BPA did not meet the statutory standards for listing.

On April 19, 2013, the Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit mandating that OEHHA delist BPA, at least for now. The order can be found at http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/law/pdf_zip/041913PIOrderBPA.pdf.

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