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Pulegone Added to Prop 65

Posted: April 18, 2014

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added pulegone (FEMA# 2963; CAS# 89-82-7) to its "list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 651)."

The move was previously challenged by several organizations, including the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the International Chewing Gum Association, the International Fragrance Association, North America; the National Confectioners Association; and the Personal Care Products Council.

These groups previously stated, "OEHHA's proposal to add pulegone to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals 'known to cause cancer,' pursuant to the 'Labor Code listing mechanism' found in California Health & Safety Code section 25249.8(a), is not based upon sufficient information and should be withdrawn."

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