Bisphenol A (BPA) continues to be a focus, especially for member companies that manufacture items sold to consumers, such as smallwares, ice bins, etc. BPA is on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) list of chemicals “known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” otherwise known as California Proposition 65. NAFEM members are reminded that they must label consumer products with BPA and any of the other materials on the list, or provide a report explaining why you believe a warning label is not required.
NAFEM’s Issue Brief includes more information. Members may also contact OEHHA with questions at P65.Questions@oehha.ca.gov, or call +1.916.445.6900.