The State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released a new draft maximum allowable dose level for Chrome VI as an oral reproductive toxicant. This draft has been issued and OEHHA intends to adopt the new maximum allowable dose level for Chrome VI as an oral reproductive toxicant at 8.2 micrograms (µg) per day. As part of the OEHHA draft review process, written comments must be provided to OEHHA by 5pm on September 27th, 2010. I expect that there will be many parties that have comments and this will be a contested issue. The fact does remain; however, that a Public Health Goal (PHG) will be issued soon for Chrome VI. OEHHA has been attempting to adopt a PHG for Chrome VI for over ten years and the battle may be over soon.
More updates to follow.