Prop 65 Safe Harbor Level Established for Bisphenol A (BpA)
Earlier this year, California added BpA to its list of chemical substances subject to the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as “Prop 65.”
On June 13, 2016, a Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) was approved for BpA. This level, also known as a “safe harbor” level, was set at 3 micrograms per day based on dermal exposure.
Using approved extraction test methods in conjunction with the Vision Council, BpA levels in VISION EASE polycarbonate lenses were undetectable.
Products that meet the safe harbor level are exempt from warning requirements under Prop 65.The safe harbor level goes into effect Oct. 1, 2016 and does not cover other potential means of exposure such as ingestion or inhalation.
The Vision Council continues to be an excellent resource for more information about Prop 65 and its impact on the optical industry. Resources can be found at www.thevisioncouncil.org/members/california-prop-65. Specific questions may be directed to Prop65questions@thevisioncouncil.org.
“We’re pleased with this safe harbor decision, which brings clarity to our customers and consumers who choose VISION EASE polycarbonate lenses,” said John Weber, CEO.
About VISION EASE
VISION EASE is a global ophthalmic lens marketer and manufacturer whose solutions empower individuals, businesses and society to be their best. The first to offer lenses that are now industry standards – including lightweight polycarbonate prescription lenses and sunglass lenses that filter high energy visible light – VISION EASE is a trusted partner to independent opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists, and retail chains throughout the world. For more information, visit www.visionease.com.