After bisphenol A (BPA) had only been listed as a hazardous chemical in California a week earlier, a judge removed BPA again from the list last Friday, April 19. Judge Raymond Cadei ordered to freeze BPA’s listing under Proposition 65 until a final decision by the Sacramento County Superior Court in the case American Chemistry Council (ACC) vs. California State was taken.
The ACC filed a complaint against the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) with the Sacramento County Superior Court in March, in which it protested against BPA’s listing on proposition 65. The ACC argues that OEHHA is circumventing a 2009 decision of its own Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee not to place BPA on the Proposition 65 list. Proposition 65 lists hazardous chemicals requiring a consumer warning label for daily exposures above a compound-specific level. For BPA this level still needs to be set.