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The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
(OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is adding
the chemical N-methylpyrrolidone to the list of chemicals known
to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the
Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition
65). The chemical is listed effective June 15, 2001.
N-methylpyrrolidone (CAS No. 872-50-4) is listed
as a chemical known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity
for the developmental toxicity endpoint. The listing of N-methylpyrrolidone
is based on a formal identification by an authoritative body that
the chemical causes reproductive toxicity pursuant to an administrative
listing mechanism provided under Proposition 65. Regulations governing
the listing of chemicals under the "authoritative bodies"
mechanism are published in Title 22, California Code of Regulations,
Section 12306 (22 CCR 12306).
The reader is directed to the Notice
of Intent to List Chemicals published in the June 25, 1999
issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 99,
No. 26-Z) for the supporting documentation for the chemical N-methylpyrrolidone,
which OEHHA relied upon in making its determination that the criteria
for administrative listing had been satisfied.
A complete, updated chemical list is published elsewhere
in this issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register.
this link to download a copy of this notice
Download the June 15, 2001 list in PDF format
View the June 15, 2001 Proposition 65 List.
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