Nickel and nickel compounds will be considered for possible listing by the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for the implementation of Proposition 65.  The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board serves as the state’s qualified experts and renders an opinion about whether a chemical has been clearly shown to cause reproductive toxicity. The chemicals so identified by the DARTIC are added to the Proposition 65 list.

Nickel and nickel compounds will be considered for possible listing by the DARTIC at a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room at the CalEPA Headquarters building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.  The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and will last until all business is conducted or until 5:00 p.m.  The agenda for the meeting will be provided in a future public notice published in advance of the meeting.

OEHHA announces the availability for public review of the hazard identification document entitled:  “Evidence on the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Nickel and Nickel Compounds”.  The DARTIC will consider this document in making any listing decision on nickel and nickel compounds at its October 11, 2018 meeting. In preparing this document, OEHHA issued a request for information relevant to the assessment of the evidence of developmental and male and female reproductive toxicity for nickel and nickel compounds.  The data call-in period for nickel and nickel compounds opened on February 19, 2016, and closed on April 4, 2016.  OEHHA considered information received from the data call-in in preparing the hazard identification document.  Copies of the document are available from OEHHA’s web site at



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