On Thursday, April 11, 2013 California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced in a press release that it will place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of hazardous substances under proposition 65, but did not set a maximum allowable dose level (MADL). Proposition 65 requires manufacturers to place a warning sign on products containing substances which are under this list, if exposures above the MADL expected. The labeling requirement will not become effective before April 11, 2014 and the office announced that it will set a MADL well before this date. Scientists had appealed to the office that the originally intended MADL of 290 micrograms per day was too high to ensure public safety.

The American Chemistry Council has filed a complaint against California with the Sacramento County Superior Court on March 1, 2013 over California’s intent to place BPA on proposition 65.

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