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Toxic Tort Law Alert - Furfuryl Alcohol Added to Prop 65 List

October 6, 2016   |   Atlanta | Chicago | Columbus | Dallas | Delaware | Elkhart | Fort Wayne | Grand Rapids | Indianapolis | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | South Bend

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On Sept. 30, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added furfuryl alcohol, CAS No. 90-00-0, to the Prop 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer. OEHHA did not identify a safe harbor level for the chemical.

Per OEHHA’s announcement, furfuryl alcohol is an organic compound formed in foods (mostly waste vegetable materials) during thermal processing and as a result of the dehydration of sugars. It is commonly used as a solvent in textile printing and alkaline paint strippers, and as an ingredient in the manufacture of various chemical products such as foundry resins, adhesives, chemical intermediates, and wetting agents.

Prop 65 warnings for furfuryl alcohol will be required starting on Sept. 30, 2017.

For more information, contact the Barnes & Thornburg attorney with whom you normally work, or one of the following attorneys: Levi Heath 310-284-3890 or Levi.Heath@btlaw.com or Kendra Lounsberry at 310-284-3893 or Kendra.Lounsberry@btlaw.com.

Visit us online at www.btlaw.com/Toxic-Substances-and-Other-Torts-Practices/.

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