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Effective October 26, 2018 the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed nickel (soluble compounds) as a chemical known to cause reproductive toxicity for the purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). The requirement to warn consumers when exposed to dangerous levels of nickel (soluble compounds) begins one year after listing, on October 26, 2019.

Nickel (soluble compounds) joins eleven other forms of nickel on OEHHA’s list.

Nickel is listed based on the male reproductive toxicity and developmental toxicity endpoints.

The listing was finalized during the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) public meeting on October 11, 2018.

Additionally, a complete and updated  Proposition 65 list is available as of October 26, 2018. The excel version of the list includes the listing mechanism for each chemical listing and the safe harbor level, if applicable.