FAQs: CA Prop 65 listing of nickel (soluble compounds)

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FAQs: CA Prop 65 listing of nickel (soluble compounds)

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Published: Friday, November 22, 2019

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AHPA has published answers to frequently asked questions to help members understand and comply with new California Proposition 65 requirements for products that may expose consumers to soluble nickel compounds.

On October 26, 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) listed "nickel (soluble compounds)" as a chemical known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity under Prop 65. The listing went into effect for soluble nickel compounds on October 26, 2019.

Companies need to be aware of the new Prop 65 requirements for certain products that expose consumers to soluble nickel compounds and should refer to the current Proposition 65 requirements to determine the appropriate format and content of any warnings necessary for their products.

AHPA's FAQ document provides answers to these common questions.

  • How does OEHHA define the term “nickel (soluble compounds)”?
  • Is there a quantitative level of “nickel (soluble compounds)” in a product that will trigger the need to provide a warning under Proposition 65?
  • Does Proposition 65 require products to be tested for “nickel (soluble compounds)”?
  • Can my products be tested for soluble nickel compounds?

For more information on this law see the website of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which oversees Proposition 65 issues, at oehha.ca.gov. Additional helpful information is available at www.prop65news.com and www.prop65clearinghouse.com. OEHHA also maintains a consumer-oriented Proposition 65 website at www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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