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Recent California Proposition 65 60 Day Notices for PFOA and PFOS
 

Nov. 11 2022

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are among the chemicals the California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) lists under California Proposition 65.  

Background
PFOS and PFOA are two chemicals in the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) group of chemicals.  PFOS has been on the California Proposition 65 chemical list since 2017 for developmental toxicity, and December 2021 as cancer causing.  PFOA was listed in 2017 for developmental toxicity and February 2022 as a carcinogen.  

Note: Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) was added to the chemical list in December 2021 for male reproductive toxicity.  There are no 60 Day Notices for PFNA as chemicals must be on the list for 12 months before a 60 day notice may be issued.   

60 Day Notices:
Recently there have been several known 60 Day Notices filed against companies for allegedly containing Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in products without containing a warning label. 

The recent 60 Day Notices filed included the following types of products:
•    PFOA: tablecloths, crib mattress pads, shower curtain liners, golf umbrellas, rain jackets, and duffle bags.
•    PFOS: jackets, bath pillows, bibs and rain jackets.  

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Related Updates
•    OEHHA Listing of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Its Salts Under California Proposition 65 (February 2022)  
•    OEHHA Listing of PFNA Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) and Its Salts Under California Proposition 65 (January 2022) 
•    OEHHA Listing PFOS and its Salts as a Carcinogen Under California Proposition 65 (December 2021)
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