Changes to California Proposition 65: IPC has it Covered

In early January, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released proposed changes to the Proposition 65 Regulations. The proposed changes are expected to increase the burden of compliance on all companies doing business in California.

The proposed regulations list 12 additional substances that companies are required to include on the warning label. One concern is that the list of these substances can change at any time which creates a high degree of uncertainty for industry. The 12 substances currently proposed are:

  • Acrylamide
  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Cadmium
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Chlorinated Tris
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Phthalate(s)

During IPC APEX EXPO, IPC will host a complimentary BUZZ session, California Chemicals Regulations on the proposed changes. The session will host a panel of experts, including a representative from California’s OEHHA office, who will give an overview on the proposed changes. Other panelists include industry representatives that will talk about how the proposed changes will impact the electronics manufacturing industry. The BUZZ session will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:30 am at the San Diego Convention Center.



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