OEHHAOffice of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
OEHHAOffice of Health Hazard Assessment (California)
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EPA and California's Proposition 65 (OEHHA, 2002) both state a limit of total elemental Cr at 150 [micro]g/day.
ACA has been actively participating in the regulatory process, meeting with OEHHA on several occasions and providing substantive comments regarding its concerns with the agency's numerous proposed revisions.
OEHHA and the DPR panel provided extensive comments on the draft document by the end of 2009.
They include investigations by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, (7) the State Department of Health of New York, (8) the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), (9) the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, (10) the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (11) the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"), (12) the Connecticut Department of Public Health, (13) the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA"), (14) the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; (15) and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
OEHHA has proposed a draft safe harbor MADLs range from 0.2 micrograms (meg) per day for daily exposures to a cap of 8 meg one day in every 116 days or more.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend the following in order for pregnant women to avoid eating fish and shellfish high in mercury while still receiving the benefits of eating fish and shellfish they should eat those that are lower in mercury such as shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish (FDA, 2013a; NIH, 2013a; Leeds, Grenville, & Lanark District Health Unit [LGLDHU], 2013; OEHHA, 2013a).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), part of the California Environmental Protection Agency, administers the program.
In addition, after an extensive process of collaborative workshops and soliciting input from interested parties, in late 2010 Cal/EPA OEHHA released its report on Cumulative Impacts: Building a Scientific Foundation [6].
These levels are expressed as Reference Concentrations (RfCs)--used by the USEPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS); Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs)--used by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); or Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) used by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) [40-42].
Although most suppliers agreed that the regulatory climate is quiet, Gariepy noted that California OEHHA Proposition 65 listing of Cocamide DEA (CAS 68603-42-9) and DEA (CAS 111-42-2) as carcinogens is a concern for consumer product companies who manufacture or sell in California.
The SF/UR of some of the carcinogenic chemicals were obtained from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) (2009), where SF = UR x body weight/inhalation rate.