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Xylene Not Added to the Prop 65 List

Posted in Food Safety, Prop 65

The OEHHA DART committee which identifies reproductive hazards for the Prop 65 list declined to list xylene as a reproductive or developmental toxicant.  Xylene is used as a solvent in an number of products including paint, ink and leather products.  The reason the committee did not list the chemical appears to be that the studies that were proffered indicated that xylene was always used along with other solvents some of which are already listed under Prop 65.  They also found that some of the animal’s studies were not sufficient.  The identification document for xylene is located at