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OEHHA Considers PFOS and PFOA for Possible Listing under Proposition 65

On February 19, 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced that it is initiating the development of hazard identification materials on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts and on perfluorooctane sulfonate  (PFOS) and its salts. Members of the public are invited to submit information as part of this data call in. This data call in period ends on April 4, 2016.

OEHHA’s announcement follows the November 2015 meeting of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC), at which the DARTIC members identified these same chemicals as high priority for listing.  Hazard identification materials for these chemicals will be presented at future meetings of the DARTIC for consideration of listing of the chemicals.

Ms. Grimaldi maintains a diverse environmental law practice focusing on chemical and product regulation and litigation defense. Her practice areas include Proposition 65, California's Safer Consumer Products Regulations, California's Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Act and the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. Ms. Grimaldi graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law magna cum laude and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bacteriology from University of California, Davis. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a research assistant in laboratories at the University of California, San Francisco Cancer Research Institute and at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.