Continuation of Emergency Action for Exposures to Bisphenol A (September 2016)The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing the continuation of Emergency Action warnings for products containing bisphenol A (BPA). Effective April 18, 2016 and ending October 18, 2016, companies are being required to include temporary warning messages on labels of products that expose consumers to BPA. This requirement complies with the Proposition 65 principle that the public has a right to know of products containing carcinogens and reproductive toxicants.
OEHHA is proposing to continue the emergency regulation for a second period once the current period expires, to allow businesses sufficient time to develop additional methods to warn customers about significant levels of BPA exposure.
BPA is often used to line metal cans and lids of glass bottles that contain food and beverages meant for human consumption. Concern exists over the fact that food and beverages may be contaminated by the liners.
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