California lists the metalworking fluid TRIMĀ® VX as carcinogenic for purposes of Proposition 65

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed TRIM® VX as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The listing of TRIM® VX is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that the chemical causes cancer. 

TRIM® VX is a metalworking fluid used as a lubricant and coolant liquid for cleaning tools and parts during cutting, drilling, milling, and grinding.

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


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