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Other North American Regulations

California Proposition 65 (USA)

The "California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986," commonly known as "Proposition 65", requires the governor of California to publish a list of chemicals "...known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity..." and establishes two prohibitions regarding the use of these chemicals. First, no person may knowingly expose any individual to a significant amount of a regulated chemical without first providing a "clear and reasonable warning" to the individual. Second, no person may knowingly discharge or release a significant amount of a listed chemical into drinking water or onto land where it will pass into a source of drinking water.

Safer Consumer Products Regulations (USA)

The Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR) became effective on October 1, 2013. The SCPR requires California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to develop a list of "chemicals of concern" and obtain information on those substances use within the State of California. From that information, the DTSC publishes a list of priority products containing the listed chemicals. Once published, responsible entities (manufacturers, importers, assemblers, and retailers are required to perform an "alternatives analysis" to determine if "safer" chemicals could be used.

The DTSC published its draft initial work plan in September 2014. Neither food contact articles nor substances used in nonstick coatings were listed in the draft plan. For information on the regulations, please refer to the DTSC Safer Consumer Products Portal.


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