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On December 29, 2017, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added vinylidene chloride (1,1-Dichloroethylene) as a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer under Proposition 65.

Vinylidene chloride listed under Proposition 65 pursuant to the “Labor Code” listing mechanism (Health and Safety Code section 25249.8(a) and Title 27 Cal. Code of Regs. section 25904). Vinylidene chloride, also known as Saran, is found in consumer products, for the purpose of creating a water resistant coating.

Beginning December 29, 2018, consumers must be warned when making a purchase if dangerous amounts of this chemical are found in a consumer product, as defined by California.