Methanol Faces Prop 65 Listing

Methanol is being investigated by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) within the California Environmental Protection Agency for a possible listing under Proposition 65. Proposition 65, or the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1896, is a list of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Documentation summarizing the rationale for considering the evaluation of methanol for listing is available at OEHHA welcomes public input on this listing process. OEHHA, therefore, is soliciting information concerning whether the criteria set out in section 12306 have been met for methanol.The close for the comment period will be Aug. 21, 2007. The written request must be sent to OEHHA no later than July 20, 2007. For more information, visit

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