The Safer Consumer Products regulations require DTSC to post an informational list of
Candidate Chemicals and to update the list periodically. (Cal. Code Regs, tit. 22, §
69502.3, subd. (a)). This list includes the chemical name, the Chemical Abstracts
Service Registry Number (if applicable), the basis for listing the Candidate
Chemical (hazard trait
and authoritative list name),
and the group name (if applicable).
Chemicals that exhibit a hazard trait and/or environmental or toxicological endpoint and are listed on one or
more of the lists identified in section 69502.2(a) of title 22 of the California Code of Regulations are Candidate
Chemicals. These are the chemicals that are identified on the informational Candidate Chemicals list. In the event
there is a discrepancy between the criteria in section 69502.2 and the informational Candidate Chemicals list, the
The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RNs) are listed as they are identified on the source list,
therefore, a chemical may be identified using a synonymous name, and searching by CAS number whenever possible is
For a summary of Authoritative List revision dates, and the date of the last major update to the Candidate
Chemicals list, please review our Authoritative List webpage.
Select one or more Chemical Categories that may be excluded from the definition of Consumer Products.
Select Your Filter Options
Select Filter Option
Option 1. Search multiple criteria using “or”
Option 2. Search multiple criteria using “and”
Option 3. Filter hazard traits from selected authoritative lists
Option 4. Search chemicals that are unique to the selected criterion
Searching by a string of numbers or text will search for a match within the chemical name, chemical group name, or CAS RN fields of the database.
Searching by a string of numbers or text and selecting “search group names” will only search the chemical group name field, and the search results page will return results for all chemicals that are in the identified group(s).
To filter the data for hazard trait(s) or authoritative list(s), select “more search options”. There are three search options:
1. "or" - For example, show chemicals that are carcinogenic or mutagenic
2. "and" - For example, show chemicals that are carcinogenic and mutagenic
3. "filter hazard traits by authoritative list" – Example include: show chemicals that are carcinogenic and on EC Annex VI – Cat 1A (one hazard trait, one authoritative list); carcinogenic or mutagenic, and on EC Annex VI – Cat 1A (two hazard traits, one authoritative list); EC Annex VI – Cat 1A (no hazard trait, one authoritative list)
4. "Search chemicals that are unique to the selected criterion" - For example, show chemicals that are only listed on EC Annex VI – Cat 1A
To view the hazard trait(s) and authoritative list(s) that are the basis of the listing, select the chemical name or CAS RN in the search result. Additional information is found on the resulting “Candidate Chemical Details” page.
All of these search results can be exported to Excel or PDF.