Calif. Agency Adds Methanol To Prop. 65 List

Law360, San Diego (March 16, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT) -- California's hazardous substances watchdog on Friday added methanol to Proposition 65, the state’s list of chemicals known to cause reproductive harm.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, which is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency, put methanol on the list after authoritative body National Toxicology Program identified that the chemical can lead to reproductive toxicity. The agency proposed setting maximum allowable dose levels for methanol at 47,000 micrograms per day for inhalation and 23,000 micrograms per day for ingestion.

Proposition 65, enacted as a...
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