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California OEHHA Targets Non-Decolorized Aloe Vera


California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on December 4, 2015 added Aloe Vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract and goldenseal root powder to its list of “chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer” for purposes of the state’s Proposition 65, according to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).

The action follows OEHHA’s April 2015 notice of intent to list thees substances under its “Labor Code listing mechanism.” In April’s proposal and last week’s formal notice of listing, OEHHA identified these substances as “natural constituents” of the Aloe vera plant (syn. A barbadensis) and the goldenseal plant (Hydrastis canadensis), respectively.

AHPA submitted comments in June 2015 and the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) submitted comments in May 2015.


For more information, visit www.ahpa.org or www.fda.gov.

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