Nickel (Soluble Compounds) Listed as Known to the State of California to Cause Reproductive Toxicity

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Effective October 26, 2018, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding nickel (soluble compounds) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). At a public meeting on October 11, 2018, the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) in its official capacity as the “state’s qualified experts” (SQE) determined that soluble nickel compounds were shown to cause reproductive toxicity based on the developmental and male reproductive endpoints. Regulations for the listing of chemicals by the DARTIC are set out in Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25305(b)(1).

A complete, updated chemical list is available on the OEHHA website at and will be published elsewhere in this issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register.  



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