Also starting November 2, 2013, alpha-methyl styrene is actionable as a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, based on its November 2, 2012 listing. Alpha-methyl styrene is used in the manufacture of plasticizers, resins and polymers. However, for all practical purposes, the addition should not affect businesses’ obligations to warn about exposure to alpha-methyl styrene, as it was already listed in 2011 as a chemical known to cause reproductive toxicity.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has not established any specific safe harbor levels for either 1,3-dinitropyrene or alpha-methyl styrene.
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