OEHHA Listing of PFNA Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) and Its Salts Under California Proposition 65
Jan. 6 2022
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts to the list of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity within California Proposition 65.
PFNA is a C9 Perfluorochemical (PFC) similar in function and use to PFOA. PFNA can be used in the production of non-stick, stain repellent and chemically inert coatings.
California’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) determined that PFNA and its salts were shown to cause male reproductive toxicity. This was announced at a public meeting on December 14, 2021. As a result, effective December 31, 2021, OEHHA added Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).
Please see OEHHA’s announcement: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/crnr/notice-interested-parties-chemicals-listed-effective-december-31-2021-known
Bureau Veritas will monitor the OEHHA website for 60 Day Notices pertaining to PFNA, as notices can be issued after a chemical has been listed for one year.
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