DuPont asks removal of chlorsulfuron from Prop 65 chemical list
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
DuPont, the international chemical company, has filed a formal request with the California Office of Enrivonmental Health Hazard Assessment to remove chlorsulfuron from the list of potentially toxic chemicals established under Proposition 65, The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
Chlorsulfuron, a herbicide that was developed for wheat, was listed in 1999 as a “developmental, male reproductive, and female reproductive toxicant” as a result of it being added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s Toxic Release Inventory in 1994.
A review of additional research after a request to remove chlorsulfuron from that inventory led to the EPA determining in 2005 the chemical is not a developmental or reproductive toxin. OEHHA officials say their response to DuPont’s request is “pending.”